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Village Roadshow management changes

Separate Warner Bros and Sea World units created

The board of Village Roadshow Theme Parks in Australia has announced a comprehensive management review of its Gold Coast operations. According to chairman John Kirby and CEO Graham Burke of parent company Village Roadshow, the changes will “provide greater depth of management and optimise profitability into the next decade.”

Village Roadshow Theme Parks CEO John Menzies has been promoted to the position of chairman of the group and Tim Fisher, the current chief operating officer, is now chief executive officer (CEO).

The organisational change follows a recent restructuring of the Gold Coast theme parks, where the businesses were delineated into two distinct operations; the Warner Bros Movie World business unit and the Sea World business unit.
The former comprises Warner Bros Movie World, Wet ’n’ Wild Water World (pictured), Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country, while the latter takes in Sea World, Sea World Resort and Water Park, Sea World Whale Watch and Sea World Aviation.

Robert White who, like Fisher, is an ex-Paramount Parks executive, has been appointed general manager of the Warner Bros Movie World unit, while Taubin Gay has been appointed general manager of the Sea World unit. Ernst Pfister remains at the helm as general manager of Sea World Resort and Water Park

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