Hong Kong Disneyland to have new MD

Stephanie Young has been named managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) effective February 1, 2019, replacing Samuel Lau who will return to Orlando for a role with Walt Disney World.

Young has a 26-year career with The Walt Disney Company. Between 2006 and 2009, she was chief financial officer of HKDL, where she was responsible for finance, controllership, treasury, corporate alliances and technology. She also worked on the capital realignment plan that enabled a significant expansion of HKDL, bringing to fruition three new themed areas, namely, Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Manor.

Most recently, Young led the operations team of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, as senior vice president, operations where she is responsible for leadership and integration of all aspects of the guest and cast experience across the resort, including the attractions, entertainment, retail, food and beverage, lodging and resort development teams. Prior to that, she held a variety of senior executive roles, including senior vice president, financial & capital planning and revenue management & analytics.

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