SkyCity moves Darwin exec back to Adelaide

SkyCity Entertainment said it’s moving David Christian back to head the company’s Adelaide operation after the recent sale of its Darwin casino.

Christian previously held the Adelaide position from 2006-14.

He was also previously General Manager at SkyCity Auckland and in Hamilton before that, and overall has more than 30 years’ experience in hospitality, hotel and casino management, including working in several Australian States and Singapore.

The current General Manager in Adelaide, Luke Walker, left the company earlier this month.

SkyCity finalized its Darwin casino sale in March, with an agreed price of A$188 million as announced in November last year.

“The sale is consistent with our strategy to sell certain non-core assets and to allocate capital to assets and businesses which we feel are better aligned with our long-term strategic objectives,” SKYCITY Chief Executive Officer Graeme Stephens said.

The transaction excludes a parcel of property known as Little Mindil which has a book value of A$11 million which SKYCITY will sell separately.