British Columbia Lottery Corporation has begun the recruitment process for its new President and CEO following the departure of Jim Lightbody after 21 years in the role.
The lottery has appointed the executive-search firm Leader International to lead the search for Lightbody’s successor who will be responsible to advance the organisation’s focus on prioritising the wellbeing of players.
“We are excited to find our next President & CEO to build on BCLC’s successes to innovate our business in a way that serves the best interest of our players and communities,” said Greg Moore, BCLC Board Chair.
“Working collaboratively with BCLC’s Board of Directors and Executive team, the successful candidate must be a values-driven leader who is passionate about social purpose and furthering an empowering, equitable and inclusive culture for our employees and industry.”
Lightbody has been on medical leave since September 6, 2019, following a cancer diagnosis and, although he has stepped away from his role permanently, he remains on leave with the corporation.
Since Lightbody’s medical leave, Lynda Cavanaugh has been acting as the interim President and CEO and will continue in this role until a permanent suitor is found.