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Julie Amey to Step Down as Chief Financial Officer at SkyCity

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The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Australian casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group, Julie Amey, has announced her resignation.

She is to continue in the role for the next six months and officially depart on 25 September. Having joined in May 2021, she has served as CFO for just under three years. It was her first position in the gambling industry.

Before joining SkyCity, Amey worked in the oil and gas industry, mainly for the Shell Group. Her previous role was Vice President of Finance for Shell Development Australia. She held the same position at Qatar Shell and she also worked as CFO at Shell & Turcas Petrol. In the past, Amey has also worked at Shell as business finance manager for the Middle East and North Africa.

No Reason Given for Departure

In its statements, SkyCity did not give a reason for Amey’s resignation.

Julie has been responsible for the financial management of SkyCity and overseen the business’ capital markets and internal assurance functions through a very complex and demanding period. She has worked tirelessly and been a valued member of the senior leadership team since she joined.

Callum MalletSkyCity Interim CEO

A String of High-Level Departures from SkyCity

Recent weeks and months have seen a number of changes in SkyCity’s senior management team. Last October, it was announced that Michael Ahearne was to step down as Chief Executive Officer and he officially left the company this month. A permanent replacement is still being sought and Callum Mallet has taken over temporarily

Mallet was working as COO for New Zealand and Brad Burnett has been appointed to replace him on an interim basis, moving from his position as general manager for table games at the company’s Auckland site.

Last week, SkyCity announced that it has permanently appointed Andrew McPherson as its Chief Information Officer. He has been in the role on an interim basis since November.

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