Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited has announced the appointment of Queenie Wong as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2022.
Wong has been with Gateway since 2011, previously serving in key finance roles such as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance. A release notes that over the past 10 years, she has been integral to facilitating the major growth of Gateway and instrumental in several strategic growth transactions including the acquisition of Playtime Gaming, which added six properties to the company’s portfolio, the successful expansion into Ontario that now includes 12 properties, and the completion of company’s refinancing in October 2021.
Prior to joining Gateway, she worked in the Audit and Assurance Group at the multinational accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“Queenie’s leadership has been instrumental in facilitating Gateway’s growth across the company’s portfolio of properties and new developments, as well as being a strategic leader throughout the COVID recovery period,” said Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway.
Part of Wong’s immediate brief will be to help the company mitigate the effects of the current casino closures in Ontario and Quebec.
Gateway operates 26 gaming properties in British Columbia and Ontario and two additional properties in Edmonton, Alta. As of July 14, 2021, it had approximately 6,500 employees in British Columbia and Ontario.