SkyCity boosts Asia expertise with Macau executive

    New Zealand’s only listed-casino operator SkyCity Entertainment has boosted the Asian expertise on its board with the appointment of former Melco Crown Chief Development Officer Richard Tsiang as a non-executive director.
    Tsiang, who has also served as Group Chief Financial Officer of MGM Grand Macau, replaces Rod McGeoch, who will stand down at the company’s 2014 annual shareholder meeting.
    “We are delighted to have secured for the first time in the company’s history, the services of an Australian Chinese national, who has extensive experience of working in Asia in the casino, entertainment, hospitality, tourism, property and digital sectors,” said Chairman, Chris Moller. “Given his ethnicity, Richard will also bring to the boardroom valuable consumer insights into our prime client base, our international business strategy and digital developments in the gaming space,” he said.
    Tsiang’s appointment remains subject to approval by regulatory authorities in each of SkyCity’s gaming jurisdictions, which may take some months to conclude.