THE decision by Media and Marketing Executive Ken Rutherford to resign from Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd has resulted in a management restructure.
Rutherford has been responsible for Publishing, Communications, Television Media, Marketing and Public Relations. Following discussion with the CEO of Gold Circle, Michel Nairac, members of the Group’s Remuneration Committee and bearing in mind the additional workload that will emanate from Phumelela’s management of the Western Cape, a decision has been taken by Group CEO Rian du Plessis to separate Rutherford’s portfolio into three focused departments – Publishing and Betting Promotion, Television Media and Marketing (including Public Relations).
Rian du Plessis of Phumelela.
Publishing and Betting Promotions will continue to be headed by Robert Garner, who will in future report to Sports Betting Director Vee Moodley.
Television Media’s Nico Kritsiotis (Executive Presenter), Dieter Wahlberg (Outside Broadcasting and Racing International), Rod McCurdy (Administration Manager) and Adele Valentine (Studio Manager) will in future report to Director of International Operations John Stuart.
Clyde Basel, executive in charge of Sales and The Raceday Experience will assume the additional responsibility for Marketing, including Public Relations.
“I would like to take this opportunity to again thank Ken for his hard work and valued contribution to our team and especially for his diligent support in procuring a smooth handover of his responsibilities to Vee, John and Clyde,’’ said Du Plessis.
“We continue to work together as a team to enable Phumelela and Gold Circle – and Kenilworth Racing in the future – to achieve new heights!”