Clark Kirby to take on CEO role at Village Roadshow

Village Roadshow has appointed Clark Kirby as its new CEO, replacing Graham Burke, who is retiring at the end of the year.

In addition to his role as CEO of Village Roadshow, Kirby will remain the head of the company’s largest division, Village Roadshow Theme Parks.

“I have mentored him for many years and watched him grow into an exceptional executive, as evidenced by his successful management of the turnaround of Village Roadshow Theme Parks,” Burke said.

“I look forward to seeing him take Village Roadshow into a great future.”

Kirby said he was looking forward to starting his new role in 2020.

“I look forward to working with the board to execute its strategy for VRL and drive shareholder value,” he said.

Village Roadshow also announced it would appoint an independent non-executive chair, with current executive chairman Robert Kirby to step down from the role and remain on the board as an executive director once the appointment is made.