TheSPECtacle isn’t quite sure what to make of Adrian Funkey’s decision to stand down as CEO of empowerment company
(GPI). The move is perhaps understandable, since GPI recently signalled its intention to diversify away from its gaming roots and the business already has executive leadership in the form of executive chairman Hassen Adams (who meanwhile now assumes the role of CEO).
The departure of Funkey, who formerly held senior positions at Sun International, surely means GPI is resigned to being a passive investor in local casinos (via its stake in GrandWest and the Worcester casino). But with GPI’s operational push into the Limited Payout Machine gaming niches, TheSPECtacle can’t help wondering whether Funkey’s gaming experience might not come in useful.