Following Jim Lightbody’s departure from the company in December 2021, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) will begin reviewing resumes for a new president and chief executive officer on March 17, 2022.
In the interim, Lynda Cavanaugh will continue to serve as Interim CEO and maintain her responsibilities.
BCLC offers some of the finest online wagering in Canada and has enlisted the assistance of the Canadian executive search firm Leaders International in its search for a new chief executive. The new CEO of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation will be responsible for increasing the organization’s concentration on player welfare while simultaneously increasing revenue for the province.
According to Leaders International, the ideal CEO candidate for the real money wagering operation must be “a values-driven leader who is adept at developing and executing organizational strategies and related operational plans.”
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is cognizant of the increasing competition from other jurisdictions, now that states like Ontario are entering the online wagering market. Leader International continues, “The role of CEO requires collaborative, transformational, and strategic leadership, which includes fostering a culture that embraces co-creation, experimentation, and learning while delivering strategic and business priorities.” This includes incorporating emerging leadership requirements and competencies and moving beyond traditional leadership and management approaches to achieve the Ministry and Board of BCLC’s objectives.”
Greg Moore, Chairman of the Board at the BCLC, stated in response to the announcement, “We are thrilled to find our next President and CEO to build on BCLC’s successes and innovate our business to serve the best interests of our athletes and communities. Working collaboratively with BCLC’s Board of Directors and executive team, the successful candidate must be a values-driven leader who is committed to advancing an empowering, equitable, and inclusive culture for our employees and industry.”