Christopher Slaughter to step down as CASBAA CEO

Christopher Slaughter, CASBAA's 5-years-serving chief executive officer, will step down from his position, effective December 31.

Meanwhile, the Asia Pacific's non-profit media association is in search of Slaughter's successor.

Slaughter was appointed CEO of CASBAA in October 2012, and had previously served as Convention Director in 2004. Before joining CASBAA, Slaughter held leadership roles in global and regional production, research, and news organisations including APV, The Yankee Group, CNBC, as well as Asia Business News.

Joe Welch, chairman of CASBAA’s board of directors, celebrated Slaughter's contribution and time spent with the association.

"He has spearheaded structural reform of the organisation, created new events, and delivered on CASBAA’s aim to represent, inform, and connect its membership. We are grateful for his service to the membership and the industry," he said.

Slaughter added in the release that his time at CASBAA had given him a unique perspective on what has been "a transformational period" in the industry.

"It has been a tremendous privilege to work so closely with some of the most inspiring leaders of Asia’s multi-channel TV industry, both on the Board and among CASBAA’s members. In addition, it has been an honour to serve alongside the passionate and dedicated staff in the executive office," he said.

In the past 5 years, the Hong Kong media industry has seen the rise of over-the-top broadcasting players, such Netflix and LeEco, the uncertainties of digital broadcasting channels, and the introduction of new broadcasters like ViuTV and Fantastic TV.