Hong Kong Jockey Club appoints new legal and compliance chief

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has appointed Philana Poon as a member of its management team in the role of executive director of legal and compliance. Poon will also serve as company secretary and will oversee all matters relating to legal and compliance. On the legal side she will be responsible for safeguarding HKJC’s interests and managing its legal risks, while leading the development and implementation of its compliance framework. She assumes her duties on June 1st.

The operator said that in her role, Poon will utilise her business and commercial acumen in working with the respective divisions to ensure the operations and activities of the Club are conducted in accordance with the law, both in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions, as well as protecting its rights, brand and reputation.

Poon has over twenty years’ experience in both in-house and private practice. Before joining HKJC she served as group legal counsel and company secretary of the telecommunications company HKT Trust and HKT, as well as group company secretary of its holding company PCCW.

source : www.gamingintelligence.com

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