The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has named Jinesh Patel as its new CEO.
Patel, who began the post on 10 January, succeeds Chris Muir who resigned from the role late last year after seeing the association through its two of its most successful Australasian Gaming Expos.
“GTA is an organisation that I know well, having been fortunate to work with my predecessors Ross and Chris in differing capacities in my career to date,” Patel said.
“In my time in the private sector, I’ve also consulted with some of GTA’s members, so this role was an opportunity that I was eager to pursue.”
Patel’s most recent role was as a public affairs practitioner for GRACosway, a strategic communication and public affairs consulting firm. This role saw him consulting to clients in the gaming and hospitality industry, including the GTA.
Before that, he served in ministerial advisory roles to former NSW Government ministers George Souris and Gladys Berejiklian.
“Jinesh is an outstanding choice, bringing a wealth of experience from both a regulatory and public affairs background,” GTA Chairman Adrian Halpenny said.
“Under Chris’ leadership, the GTA continued its function of advocating for members in support of a robust and sound regulatory environment and made a vital contribution to the discussion around our industry.
“The GTA Board looks forward to working with Jinesh to represent the interests of members with all of our industry stakeholders.”