Samuel Lau is responsible for managing the daily operations of Hong Kong Disneyland to deliver magical memories that last a lifetime to guests from different parts of the world, while driving business development. Sam brings with him vast experience in master planning and integrated solutions for business growth within and outside of Disney. Prior to this, Sam was Vice President, Operations of Hong Kong Disneyland. His Disney career started in 2010, when he joined Walt Disney Resort in Florida as Vice President, Transportation. He successfully led the team in safely delivering operational excellence while increasing the capacity of the transit system and introducing new technologies from the industry. In 2014, Sam became Vice President, Epcot, driving his team to achieve continued success on multiple fronts including overall enhancements to the park’s atmospheric entertainment and festival strategies. He then took the position of Vice President, New Program Development Asia (Disneyland International) before joining Hong Kong Disneyland. Previous to joining Disney, Sam had over 20 years of experience in public service in the U.S. in the areas of planning, engineering, and the operations and maintenance of public transportation systems in cities and metropolitan areas.
Linda Choy joined Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) in July 2013. As Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Linda oversees the Resort's publicity, government relations, community relations, media relations and internal communications portfolios. Linda has a unique background comprising over 20 years of first-hand experience in journalism, government administration and political lobbying / engagement. In her previous role as Political Assistant to Secretary for the Environment, she advised the Secretary on the formulation and implementation of environmental and energy policies, as well as formulating and executing the related engagement initiative and publicity campaign. She was HKDL's Director of Government Relations from 2007 to 2008 and, prior to that, News Editor of the South China Morning Post, and Administrative Officer with the Hong Kong Government where she took multiple positions including Assistant Secretary for Commerce and Industry.
Edward Goh joined Hong Kong Disneyland Resort in 2017 and is responsible for developing and implementing the resort's marketing strategies. Edward and his team build and strengthen the resort's brand in core markets on the Mainland, in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Edward is a seasoned marketing and sales professional with experience in Asia, Europe and the USA. Prior to joining Hong Kong Disneyland, he was a director of Marketing at Carrier Transicold. Edward has also held various sales and marketing leadership roles, including senior vice president of Resort Sales and Marketing at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, where he oversaw commercial strategy and activity supporting Universal Studios Singapore, SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove waterpark, plus six independently branded five-star hotels. He also held various leadership roles with The Heineken Company in sales planning, operations, commercial and business affairs for its USA and Americas divisions.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mariam 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 Technology, Corporate Alliances and Operating Participants as well as Sourcing, Procurement and Supply Chain. She previously spent twelve years working at Hong Kong Disneyland from 2000 to 2012, during which she was instrumental in implementing systems and processes in support of its Grand Opening. Mariam has 24 years of professional financial management experience with large multinational corporations in the fields of real estate development and management, consumer products, technology and entertainment.
As Vice President, Operations, at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Scot is responsible for overseeing all major operations in the theme park, as well as supporting the experience at three resort hotels via his Food & Beverage, Merchandise, and Facility Services teams. Scot has been a part of The Walt Disney Company for over 30 years and has held many leadership roles during his fruitful career. He has worked in almost all major business functions, providing him with strong knowledge of what it takes to bring Disney magic to life. Some of his previous roles include General Manager of ESPN Wide World of Sports, Director of Guest Relations & Experience Development at Walt Disney World, and General Manager of Park Operations at Epcot.
Terruce joined Hong Kong Disneyland Resort in 2010 and is responsible for developing the resort's overall sales strategies and overseeing the operations of the three themed hotels, leading his team to contribute to the continued success of the business. Aside from hotel operations, his portfolio covers sales through multiple channels, including travel trade, MICE events, Disney Youth Programs and Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings. He also oversees distribution marketing, the Disney Reservation Center and the resort's digital business.Prior to joining the Disney team, Terruce held many key positions with the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) over a period of eight years.
As Director, Entertainment & Costuming, Annie is responsible for all aspects of development, production and operations for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort'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. She then moved into the academic side of theatre became a Senior Lecturer in Stage Technology at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts before joining Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Raina rejoined Hong Kong Disneyland in February 2013 as 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. She served as Assistant Chief Counsel - Head of Legal from December 2007 through June 2011, when she left Hong Kong Disneyland and joined Shanghai Disney Resort. Before joining Hong Kong Disneyland, Raina had worked in private practice for nine years as a litigator.