We're pretty sure he was forced out.
MPEL announced that Simon Dewhurst resigned and a search for a new CFO is underway. Management is recognizing that they have moved from a development company to a management company and that the role of the CFO has changed. They want a more experienced gaming person - an operational person vs. capital markets.
This move should not have an impact other than providing a cheaper entry point into the stock. Recent and current market share gains by MPEL in Macau could be a positive catalyst. Moreover, assuming August finishes as it began, MPEL will have strung two straight quarters of good hold - somewhat impeding the bear thesis that chronic bad hold is indicative of a major structural business flaw.