New Zealand’s SkyCity Entertainment has said that its board member who had been tasked with overseeing the casino operator’s convention centre project which also witnessed a massive fire last month, will resign from its board. The project has also been substantially delayed.
In a statement to the press on Monday, Skycity Entertainment Group confirmed that Richard Didsbury who was heading the project has already tendered his resignation to avoid any conflict with his role as chair of the Northern Express Group, a private consortium.
Didsbury had overseen Skycity’s New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) project – the largest underway in New Zealand, with a value of NZ$703 million ($448.65 million) – as chair of the board’s NZICC Committee, the company said.
Earlier last month, a massive fire broke out at the SkyCity Convention Center in downtown Auckland. The NZ$703-million ($452-million) SkyCity Convention Center, is an under-construction project on a 1.4-hectare (3.5-acre) site, with a floor space of 32,500 sq m (349,827 sq ft).
The majority of the people trapped inside were construction workers. The country’s largest builder, Fletcher Building Ltd is building the center.
Following the reports of the fire, the company’s shares were down 4 percent.