SkyCity chairman retires at year-end

SkyCity Entertainment Group chairman Chris Moller has announced his retirement from the board, effective on December 31, 2017.

Mr. Moller was first appointed a director of SkyCity in December 2008, and was voted in as chairman in 2016.

“I am immensely proud to have led SKYCITY through this critical stage of its evolution. By the time I retire, I will have been a director of the company for 9 years and chairman for 5 years and I consider this to be an appropriate time in the case of SKYCITY to invite the Board to refresh its leadership. I have given the directors 6 months' notice to allow for an orderly transition and provide continuity of leadership for our new chief executive officer, Graeme Stephens,” said Mr. Moller.

Taking his place will be Rob Campbell, who has been invited to become the chairman-elect until he takes over on January 1, 2018.

Mr Moller said he was pleased Mr Campbell had accepted the Board's invitation to be the company's chairman-elect.

“Rob has an excellent reputation and track record of management and governance of complex companies and I believe shareholders will share my delight that he has agreed to succeed me as chairman.”

More news from this jurisdiction

New ZealandFriday, Nov 17, 2017

SkyCity has appointed Liz McNally into the newly created position of chief marketing officer.

New ZealandThursday, Nov 02, 2017

Slot machine spending in New Zealand posted its fourth year of growth in September, with latest figures showing a 3.4 percent annual increase, according to data from the Department of Internal Affairs.

New Zealand, AustraliaFriday, Oct 20, 2017

There is renewed speculation that SkyCity may put its troubled Darwin casino up for sale after comments from SkyCity’s new chief executive at an AGM in Auckland.

New ZealandFriday, Oct 20, 2017

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity has acquired a 40 percent stake in esports entertainment company, Let’s Play Live Media (LPLM).

New ZealandMonday, Oct 16, 2017

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity has acquired a major interest in a 17 storey office building located on the Federal Street precinct.

New ZealandWednesday, Sep 13, 2017

A former casino manager of New Zealand’s SkyCity Casino in Hamilton has been sentenced to seven years in prison for embezzling nearly NZ$2 million from the company.

New ZealandWednesday, Sep 06, 2017

New Zealand-based casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced the retirement of its group chief operating officer, John Mortensen, effective December 31, 2017.