Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has announced the appointment of Samuel Lau as managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL), replacing Andrew Kam, who has resigned for “personal reasons”.

Lau brings with him vast experience in master planning and integrated solutions for business growth within and outside of Disney to his new role.

As managing director, he will be responsible for managing the daily operations of HKDL to deliver magical memories that last a lifetime to guests from different parts of the world, while driving business development.

Bill Ernest, president and managing director of Asia for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said that HKDL has firmly cemented its position as the region’s premier vacation destination during its first decade of operation, and he believes Lau will build on the strong foundation to further grow the resort.