South African racecourse owner and betting operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure has confirmed the resignation of its executive director for sports betting Vee Moodley.

Moodley has left the company with immediate effect to return to the National Horseracing Authority (NHA), formerly the Jockey Club of Southern Africa, to take up the position of chief executive officer.

Moodley began his career as a handicapper with the NHA in 2003, before being promoted to racing control manager in 2007. By the end of 2008 he was identified as the NHA’s chief executive designate.

In July 2010, he was headhunted to join Phumelela as executive director for sports betting, later assuming the role of CEO of Phumelela subsidiary Betting World in 2015. He also served on the Phumelela board, as well as the boards of Kenilworth Racing, Betting World East Cape, Supabets, Superworld, and the South African Jockeys Academy.

“The board and management team would like to thank Vee for his valued service and contribution to the Company over the past eight years and wish him every success in his new role as CEO of the NHA,” Phumelela said.

Rob Scott, current chief executive of South African horse racing channel Tellytrack, will assume the role of sports betting executive at Phumelela.

 

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