Geoff McDonald, CEO, Skyline Enterprises
Geoff McDonald is Skyline Enterprise Limited’s CEO joining Skyline in June 2017. Prior to this he was Vice President and General Manager of global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia and has a track record for transforming businesses and delivering results.
He has spent the past 20 years working in commercial roles across Australia, China, Singapore, South-East Asia, and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Geoff is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Masters in Business Marketing from Monash University in Melbourne, as well as a Bachelor of Education and Psychology from Waikato University
Skyline Operational Leaders
Brett Anderson, CEO, Christchurch Casino
Brett Anderson is Christchurch Casino’s CEO having been appointed in July 2007.
He has extensive experience in the casino industry, having held management positions across the globe including Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Macau.
Andrew Jensen, General Manager, Skyline Rotorua
Andrew Jensen is the General Manager of Skyline Rotorua having been appointed in July 2017. Andrew joined Skyline Rotorua in 2001 progressing through operational and administrative leadership roles into the role of Assistant General Manager in 2007.
Andrew has been a central player in the property’s significant growth and development over this time and is also a Skyline-appointed Director on the Mountain bike Events Board – the not-for-profit company that runs the global mountain biking event Crankworx.
Wayne Rose, General Manager, Skyline Queenstown
Wayne Rose is the General Manager for Skyline Queenstown having been appointed in December 2017. He joined Skyline Queenstown in 2005 having previously been part of Skyline with the Blue Peaks Lodge and Apartments business.
Wayne progressed to the role of Assistant General Manager in 2012 and aside from leading the operation of Queenstown’s most popular attraction is responsible for overseeing the redevelopment plans that will continue the long-term sustainable success of the Skyline Queenstown business.
Logan Chandler, General Manager, Downhill Karting Calgary
Logan Chandler is the General Manager of Skyline Luge Calgary having been appointed in April 2022. He has been with Skyline since 2013, starting with the Skyline Queenstown business before entering the Management Trainee programme.
Logan has held operational leadership roles in Skyline Rotorua, Skyline Luge Sentosa and prior to his appointment to lead the Calgary business was the Operations Manager for Skyline Luge Mont-Tremblant.
Dean Johnson, General Manager, Skyline Luge Busan
Dean Johnson is the General Manager for Skyline Luge Busan in South Korea and was appointed in December 2020. He has been with Skyline throughout his career having started with Skyline Rotorua in December 2007.
Dean is a graduate of the Skyline Management Trainee programme and has held operational leadership roles at Skyline Rotorua before taking up a General Manager role at Mont-Tremblant in Canada in April 2017, and then being appointed the General Manager of Skyline Luge Sentosa in November 2017.
Sangil Jung (Known as Jay), General Manager, Skyline Luge Tongyeong
Jay joined Skyline in November 2016 as the Sales and Marketing Manager at the Tongyeong business in the lead-up to its opening in 2017.
He moved to a broader Sales and Business Development role at Tongyeong in September 2019, and most recently has been with the Skyline Luge Busan team as the Sales and Business Development Manager where he played a lead role in the successful opening of the site.
In late November 2022 Jay was appointed General Manager of Skyline Luge Tongyeong.
Stephanie Besse, General Manager, Skyline Luge Singapore
Stephanie Besse is the General Manager of Skyline Luge Singapore joining Skyline in February 2021.
She has significant marketing and attraction experience having worked for top advertising agencies in her native France, the United Kingdom and Singapore, and most recently having owned and managed Singapore’s first treetop adventure course, a business Stephanie successfully sold in 2019.
Skyline Senior Leadership
Danny Luke, General Manager International Luge Development
Danny Luke is the General Manager for Skyline’s International Developments being appointed in October 2015. He has extensive and deep knowledge of Skyline’s businesses having first joined Skyline Queenstown in December 2003, quickly progressing through operational leadership and project roles before being appointed General Manager of Skyline Luge Sentosa in November 2011.
Danny is responsible for driving and overseeing Skyline’s offshore developments from site identification through construction to delivery.
James Thomas, General Manager International Luge Operations
James Thomas is the General Manager for Skyline’s International Luge Operations being appointed into this newly created role in March 2020. James has over
20 years’ experience in the tourism and attractions industry having worked across Australasia and the United Kingdom for Tourism Holdings, Village Roadshow, and prior to joining Skyline, for Merlin Entertainment where he was the General Manager for The Bear Grylls Adventure in Birmingham.
James is responsible for overseeing the management of all of Skyline’s offshore operating sites including Skyline Luge Sentosa, Skyline Luge Busan, Skyline Luge Tongyeong, Skyline Luge Calgary, and Skyline Luge Mont-Tremblant.
Michael Ramsay, General Manager Commercial
Michael Ramsay is the General Manager of Commercial. He joined the Skyline Queenstown business in November 2016, before moving into the newly created position of General Manager of Customer Experience and Digital in April 2017, and his current role in April 2021.
Michael has extensive commercial digital, marketing and product leadership experience having held senior leadership roles with leading New Zealand, and global brands Xero, Spark, Fisher and Paykel Appliances and ASB.
Michael is responsible for driving Skyline’s growth across sales, brand, marketing and digital, alongside leading customer experience and the businesses sustainability strategy
Alastair Clifford, Property Manager & Accommodation
Alastair Clifford is the Group Manager of Property and Accommodation. He joined as Property Manager in December 2016 and took on the responsibilities for the Blue Peaks Lodge and Apartments accommodation properties in August 2021.
Alastair has significant finance and operational hospitality management experience predominantly in the hotel sector, and prior to joining Skyline was the Operations Manager at the Rees Hotel in Queenstown
Steve McLean, General Manager Developments
Steve McLean is the General Manager of Developments joining Skyline in April 2019. He is responsible for overseeing Skyline’s investment in new construction projects both locally, nationally, and internationally, with a particular focus on the Skyline Queenstown and O’Connells Queenstown redevelopments.
Steve has a wealth of construction knowledge and experience having owned and operated a construction company in Queenstown for over 25 years prior to joining Skyline. Steve is a registered Quantity Surveyor, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and previously served for eight years on the Board of Destination Queenstown.
Matt Jenkinson, Group Manager Health & Safety
Matt Jenkinson is the Group Manager of Health and Safety joining Skyline in October 2018. He is responsible for developing and leading the organisation’s health and safety strategy.
Matt has experience implementing and managing occupational health and safety programs nationally and abroad within the mining, government, and tourism sectors. Prior to joining Skyline, Matt headed up health and safety for Magic Memories.
Matt holds BA Psychology, BSocSc (Hons) Psychology and a PGDipHealSc (Occupational Health).
Brooke Campbell, General Manager People & Capability
Brooke Campbell is the General Manager of People and Capability joining Skyline in August 2019. She is responsible for Skyline’s overall people and capability strategy and development.
Brooke has extensive industrial resources, human resources and organisational development experience across the manufacturing, software and entertainment and hospitality industries in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Skyline, she held senior human resources management and leadership roles at SkyCity Entertainment Group.
Brooke has a law degree and is a graduate of the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders Program and was previously on the board of SIFE Australia, an organisation focused on the development of students and linking to the corporate sector.
Matt Tucker, General Manager IT & Special Projects
Matt Tucker is the General Manager of IT and Special Projects being appointed to this role in June 2021.
He joined Skyline in July 2016 becoming the General Manager of ICT and Enterprise Services in July 2017. Matt has considerable information technology experience having held senior technology roles at Southern Cross Group and Les Mills.
Matt is responsible for Skyline’s information technology services and capabilities including cyber security.
Brendon Lines, General Manager, Finance
Brendon Lines is the General Manager of Finance for Skyline Enterprises.
He joined in July 2017 as a Group Accountant and was appointed to his current role in November 2022.
Brendon is a Chartered Accountant with a background in finance roles across recruitment, sport, media, travel, transport, government, not-for-profit as well as public practice chartered accountancy.
Prior to joining Skyline, he was CFO at Australasia’s largest medical recruitment agency MedRecruit.