​SkyCity Appoints Michael Ahearne as Chief Executive

Tuesday 17 November 2020

SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Michael Ahearne as Chief Executive after a comprehensive Assessment and Transition process undertaken by SEQEL Partners.

Currently Chief Operating Officer, Michael has overseen SkyCity's operations across New Zealand and Australia since December 2017. He has also been responsible for the company’s online gaming strategy, launching SkyCity's online casino in 2019.

Michael has significant experience in the sports betting and gaming industry. This includes senior commercial and operational roles at Paddy Power Betfair (now Flutter Entertainment) and senior management roles at The Star Casino in Sydney. He was also previously Chief Operating Officer at Aristocrat, overseeing New Zealand and Australia.

Michael is a CIMA qualified accountant and holds a MBA from the University of Technology, Sydney.