SkyCity Entertainment announced that Sun International CEO Graeme Stephens will join the Australia-New Zealand casino operator as chief executive officer effective May 2017. He follows Nigel Morrison, who resigned the post in April.
“Graeme has extensive experience in developing and opening world-class casinos, hotels and resorts,” said SkyCity Chairman Chris Moller in a statement announcing the appointment. “He has deep expertise in the gaming, hospitality and leisure industries. His record managing a diverse and fast-growing listed company, operating in a variety of locations, makes Graeme the best person to lead SkyCity as we progress the New Zealand International Convention Centre and Hobson Street hotel projects, redevelop our Adelaide Casino and plan the next stage of SkyCity’s strategy.”
Moller said Interim CEO John Mortensen will remain in the role until Stephens and his family relocate to New Zealand. “I’d like to thank John for his continued leadership and his support during this period.’’