The Atlantic Lottery board of directors has confirmed that Patrick Daigle is the new CEO and President of the lottery following an eight-month interim period.
Daigle’s appointment precedes a 24-year career at the lottery where he served in numerous roles including Chief Financial Officer and interim president. In his time in these senior leadership roles, he has overseen the finances of the lottery as well as supply chain management, human resources, risk management, board governance and information security.
Sean O’Connor, Chair of Atlantic Lottery’s Board of Directors, said Daigle’s nearly 25 years of senior leadership experience will be a valued asset to the organization in its ongoing evolution as a modern gaming experience company.
“The Board of Directors’ succession committee followed a rigorous hiring process to ensure we identified the best candidate for this position,” O’Connor said. “We are pleased that candidate was Patrick Daigle, who brings many years of proven experience and knowledge of Atlantic Lottery’s operations to the role.”
Daigle’s appointment, managed by the board of directors as well as the recruitment firm Boyden Canada, comes as the Atlantic Lottery bolstered its player protection protocols, signing a deal with Neccton to leverage its data analysis tools.
Daigle added on his appointment: “I am honoured to continue in the role of President and CEO and lead the Atlantic Lottery team into this next chapter.
“We will continue to put Atlantic Canadians first, balancing social responsibility with sustainable profits to help support our region.”