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Scott Resigns From RA Board

Won't wear two hats

Rob Scott, newly appointed Sports Betting Executive of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd, has resigned from the Racing Association Board with immediate effect.

Rob Scott

Rob Scott

“It was a privilege to serve on the board of the RA for the past six years,” said Scott.

“I was fortunate to work with some of the most passionate people in the racing industry who serve on the Board of the RA. But due to my new position in Phumelela, I will not be able to wear both hats. I know the RA will go from strength to strength and I wish the incumbent Board Members all the best.”

Earlier, the RA confirmed Scott’s resignation.

“On behalf of the Board of the Racing Association we thank him for his contribution to the Board and wish him success in his future endeavours,” said the RA.

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7 comments on “Scott Resigns From RA Board

  1. Steve Reid says:

    Never worried him before, he wore two hats the second he was employed by Phumelela and chose not to resign from the RA board immediately. It’s strange that he somehow feels compelled to resign now, particularly since there is no mention of him being promoted to the Phumelela board, and thus there is no “new” conflict.

    Perhaps the vote count in the RA elections will be more illuminating in explaining this sudden burst of Corporate Governance compliance. What odds Scott’s tally will not be divulged when the results are released, due to his resignation? You have got to love these guys, a figure 8 is straighter than they will ever be.

  2. Ian Jayes says:

    One can only wonder at how passionate they would have been if they had to serve in a purely honorary capacity with no monetary reward as we did for all those years.

  3. Brian says:

    Mr Jayes! May I say. Well said!!!

  4. Jess K says:

    How lame ! Rob Scott has always been employed by Phumelela. His first priority has always been Phumelela. Phumelela manages Tellytrack. When he worked as head of Tellytrack, he did so as an employee of Phumelela. However, there is nothing new or surprising at his protestations and denials as the Phumelela boys and their front men have been controlling the RA, the Trust (whose shareholding in Phumelela appears to have decreased by about 10%) for years and latterly it seems, the NHA as well.

  5. David says:

    Correct Steve, it never worried him or anyone on the board for 6 years, so why the big splash now,, but to me the whole RA structure is flawed, it only represents owners that are members, it was, in my opinion, structured wrong from the beginning, or miss understood, so it will make no difference who is voted in and how hard they try because its Incorrectly structured, a new body needs to be formed to represent all owner, ome well meaning body to unify and advance racing in the interest of all owners, this RA was understood to represent all owners at its inception, yet even after seeing the flaw no one has corrected it, no one says anything because no one wants to be controversial, that’s not good for any industry.

  6. The Dark Duke says:

    As a matter of interest, what was the individual vote tally in these elections? Were they ever made public?

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