Change at the top for CASBAA
August 7, 2012 08.39 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Stepping down: Twiston Davies

CASBAA has brought in Christopher Slaughter as its chief executive officer designate, replacing the outgoing Simon Twiston Davies.
The board of the Hong Kong-based trade association for multichannel TV in Asia has also announced the promotion of John Medeiros to chief policy officer as well as the board’s senior government relations advisor.
Jill Grinda steps up to become executive vice president, focusing on operations and CASBAA’s advertising initiatives.

Current CEO Simon Twiston Davies will remain in place and work with the new CASBAA management team until December 31.
“The Board of Directors is delighted with the appointment of Christopher Slaughter and the enhanced roles being taken up by John Medeiros and Jill Grinda,” said CASBAA chairman Marcel Fenez. “The new team’s mandate and combined industry experience bring significant additional capacity to CASBAA and the services it provides to its 130 Members.”

Christopher Slaughter is a seasoned industry executive, having worked in Asia since 1986. He joins the CASBAA Executive from his role as managing director at production company APV in Hong Kong. He was previously the Asia Pacific head of The Yankee Group, the telecom, media, and technology research company, as well as the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bureau Chief for CNBC Asia. He has also worked in Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and India and is a fluent Mandarin speaker.