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 rejoined Hong Kong Disneyland Resort in July 2013 as Vice President, Public Affairs, to oversee government relations, external relations, community relations, media relations and internal communications. Linda has a wealth of experience in media, communications and government administration. In her previous role as Political Assistant to the Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, she advised the Secretary on the formulation and implementation of environmental and energy policies. She was Director of Government Relations for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort from 2007 to 2008. Her previous experience included Political Reporter, China News Editor and News Editor of South China Morning Post, and Administrative Officer of the HKSAR Government.
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.
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.
In her role as Vice President of Human Resources, Christine is responsible for the overall Human Resources strategy for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort including Compensation and Benefits, Staffing, Learning and Development, Human Resources Services and Human Resources Systems. She was one of the first Cast Member to be hired at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and joined the team in 2001 as Director of Learning and Development at the 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.
In his capacity as Director, Head of Project Management at Walt Disney Imagineering, Ian is responsible for all operational and business aspects of the Imagineering team in Hong Kong. His career with Disney began in 1987 where he worked as a Purchasing Manager responsible for Show and Ride contracts on Euro Disneyland. He relocated from Disneyland Paris Resort to Hong Kong in 2002 to work as Project Director for the construction of Tomorrowland before assuming his current responsibilities.
Kelly provides overall creative direction for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, including all attractions and guest areas. Collaborating with a whole manner of design experts, Kelly works closely with the Hong Kong Disneyland operating teams to create and maintain a magical experience for all the Resort's Guests. Prior to joining Walt Disney Imagineering, Kelly established significant international expertise working on a variety of entertainment developments, theme parks and hotels in the US, Spain, India and Southeast Asia.