Leadership

Disney Youth Program
Stephanie YOUNG
Managing Director

Stephanie YOUNG

Stephanie Young is responsible for the overall management of Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) to deliver magical memories for guests from all over the world, while driving strategies that deliver business growth.

Stephanie has a distinguished 26-year career with The Walt Disney Company. She brings with her strong and diverse experiences across different business areas of Disney’s parks and resorts to her current role in Hong Kong, a place she calls her second home. She was chief financial officer of HKDL between 2006 and 2009, where she laid the groundwork for the first major round of expansion that brought the addition of Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point and Toy Story Land to the theme park. Most recently, she led the operations team of Disneyland Resort in 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. Her array of senior executive roles prior to that includes senior vice president, Financial & Capital Planning and Revenue Management & Analytics, where she was successful in developing and leading commercial strategies that drove profitable visitation across all Parks and Resorts. She has a staunch record in enabling world-class guest experiences through operational excellence while driving commercial strategies that produce strong financial results.

Stephanie is a graduate of Baylor University, where she holds a degree in Accounting and Financial Services.

Elsie MOK
Acting Chief Financial Officer

Elsie MOK

Elsie is responsible for the overall financial management of the resort covering Financial Planning, Treasury, Controllership, and Business Planning & Development. She also oversees other key functions including Corporate Alliances, Operating Participants as well as Sourcing, Procurement and Supply Chain.

Elsie is a seasoned finance leader with over 20 years of experience across different multinational companies with focus in controllership, revenue compliance, tax & treasury and sales operations finance. Prior to joining HKDL, she was the Finance director, APAC Controllership of Hitachi Vantara Ltd. Earlier in her career, Elsie held various leadership roles with Cadence Design Systems Asia Limited and Agilent Technologies Hong Kong Limited for the Asia-Pacific region. Elsie began her finance and accounting career with Price Waterhouse Hong Kong.

Elsie holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and she is a certified public accountant in Hong Kong and the U.S.

Wai Quen CHAN
Vice President, Human Resources

Wai Quen CHAN

Wai Quen Chan leads the site human resources team in the development of HR strategies to attract, develop and retain talent required to drive the business forward. Wai Quen and her team support all leaders across the organization in developing a culture of Disney leadership in HKDL. Leveraging her depth of knowledge and experience in the markets of the Asia-Pacific region, she plays a key role in advancing the HR function within the resort.

Wai Quen joined HKDL from Intel Corporation, where she held the position of director, Human Resources, working with business units in both Asia and the U.S. During her tenure with Intel, she supported the organization through leadership transitions and business transformations and provided HR expertise in the areas of leadership and talent development, change management, employee engagement and designing end-to-end HR solutions.

Wai Quen holds an Honours degree, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor’s Degree of Arts (Jurisprudence) from the University of Adelaide, a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice from University of South Australia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Relations Law from University of Melbourne. She is also admitted as barrister and solicitor in Hong Kong and Australia.

Anita LAI
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs

Anita LAI

As Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Anita Lai oversees HKDL’s publicity, government relations, media relations, corporate citizenship and internal communications portfolios.

Anita brings over 20 years of professional experience in public affairs, corporate reputation management and integrated communications to the role. She joined Hong Kong Disneyland in 2006 and was promoted to Director, Marketing in 2011, overseeing product strategy and publicity of marketing campaigns. Most recently, Anita was Director, Corporate Citizenship and spearheaded corporate social responsibility initiatives. This included formulizing strategies for child-patients projects, inspiring youths with Disney’s creativity, promoting volunteerism to the community, and overseeing stakeholder relationship and issue management projects. She has also successfully brought the magic of Disney to the community through a close partnership with NGOs and the devoted service from Disney VoluntEARS.

Earlier in her career, Anita worked for multinational corporations including Weber Shandwick Worldwide, Mission Hills Golf Club and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Anita holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Daisy SIT
Vice President, Marketing

Daisy SIT

As Vice President of Marketing, Daisy Sit leads the Marketing Teams to develop winning strategies and integrated consumer campaigns that drive theme park attendance, hotel occupancy and revenue growth from a diverse source of markets across Hong Kong, Mainland China and international regions.

In her role, Daisy and her teams develop effective marketing strategies and communication tactics that speak to diverse consumers and build the emotional connection that cultivates higher brand affinity. She also works closely with other entities of The Walt Disney Company and business partners to identify strategic and commercial opportunities to strengthen the Disney brand in the region.

Daisy is a seasoned marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in brand building and organization leadership in Hong Kong and Mainland China. She has worked for multi-national corporations including Johnson and Johnson where she led and a developed multi-tier skincare portfolio for different business models in Mainland China. She led critical marketing functions including brand management, customer relationship management, public relations, global strategic insights and integrated communications, and achieved strong business growth and effective communications qualities.

Daisy holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Holly HONG
Executive Director, Commercial Insights and Analytics

Holly HONG

As Executive director, Commercial Insights and Analytics, Holly Hong works closely with Marketing, Sales, Hotel and Operations partners to lead strategies and tactics to drive deep consumer and market understanding as well as profitability for the theme park and resort. She is paving the way for Marketing and Sales strategic decisions, Park and Hotel Operation evaluation and utilizing business insights and pricing, revenue driving tools to manage forecast and revenue for the theme park, hotels, food & beverage and merchandise.

Holly has a strong business, insight and analytical background with over 20 years’ experiences in multinational companies. Prior to joining HKDL, she was the Director for Consumer Insight and Strategy, Asia Pacific, at Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) based in Singapore. Before that, she held various leadership positions with Colgate Palmolive, Procter & Gamble in Guangzhou, New York and Shanghai.

Holly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Peking University, an MBA from the University of New South Wales, Australia and an MA in Buddhist Studies from the University of Hong Kong.

Dexter CHIA
Vice President, Sales & Distribution

Dexter CHIA

Dexter Chia is vice president of Sales and Distribution of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. In this capacity, he develops the sales and distribution strategies for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort to drive theme park admission, hotel and MICE business and leads the sales and eCommerce teams to manage distribution channels and boost sales growth.

Dexter is a highly motivated, passionate leader with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has a strong grasp of strategy development, channel and distribution management and brand development across different sales channels.

Dexter has a proven track record of business achievements in city and resort hotels and theme parks in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, London, Berlin, Montenegro and throughout the Asia Pacific and Greater China regions. Prior to joining HKDL, he was group senior vice president, sales & marketing at Regent Hotels & Resorts, and before that, he was vice president sales & marketing at Rosewood Hotels Group based in Hong Kong and Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) based in Shanghai, mainland China respectively.

A Singapore native, Dexter graduated from Les Roches Hotel Management School, Switzerland.

Annie WHARMBY
Executive Director, Entertainment and Costuming

Annie WHARMBY

As Executive Director, Entertainment & Costuming, Annie Wharmby is responsible for all aspects of development, production and operations for HKDL’s world-class performances and shows, as well as its costuming. Under Annie’s leadership, the Entertainment & Costuming Division plays an instrumental role in the creative development and execution of our Special Events program.

Annie began her professional career in the theatre as a production/stage manager for many notable theatre productions and festivals. Annie was also the Technical Manager of the Rocket Theatre and the Production Manager of the Albany Theatre, both in London. Annie then moved into the academic side of theatre as a lecturer in Technical Stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, and later became Senior Lecturer in Stage Technology at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts before joining HKDL.

Annie studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre majoring in Stage Management and Lighting at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the UK. She then went on to gain a PGDip in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (SEDA) from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Rita TANG
Assistant Chief Counsel - Head of Legal

Rita TANG

Rita Tang joined Hong Kong Disneyland in August 2009 as a senior attorney and has taken on subsequent positions with increasing responsibility. As an Assistant Chief Counsel - Head of Legal, she is responsible for providing strategic legal advice and direction to the management team, implementing corporate legal and compliance policies and developing necessary local policies, and providing legal support on corporate, commercial, employment, intellectual property and general litigation-related matters.

Prior to joining Hong Kong Disneyland, Rita was an associate solicitor in the commercial and securities group of Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong office. Rita holds an Honours degree, Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) from the University of Oxford. Rita is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong.

Leon CHAN
Director, Technology and Digital

Leon CHAN

Leon is responsible for managing and driving technology and digital strategies for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. He oversees mobile apps, websites and applications for business and cast members, as well as cloud and on-site infrastructure, development and quality assurance, professional services, cyber security and program management. Leon leads his team to deliver best-in-class technology products and experiences from ideation to execution and beyond, in order to enable business growth through innovation.

Leon brings extensive professional experience in technology, digital products and innovation to his role. He joined the company in 2005 as a member of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort opening team and he has served in various leadership roles in the Technology team. Leon took an adventure to The Walt Disney Company (APAC) in 2010 and worked closely with business units such as Studio, Consumer Products and TV across all countries in Asia Pacific region. Leon continued his Disney career at HKDL and was promoted to Director, Technology in 2018 and is now responsible for the Technology and Digital teams on delivering world-class digital experiences to our guests and consumers, optimizing operational efficiency, as well as enabling business and innovation at all levels.

Leon holds a Master of Business Systems degree from Monash University in Australia.