As the first step in the process, we engaged advisors to compile the views of a sample of major industry players as to what we’ve done well and how we can improve. Armed with this input, Paul Burns is in the process of charting CGA’s strategic future in consultation with many of you, and will be appointed interim CEO at the AGM in Vancouver this June.
I am confident that Paul is the best choice and right person to lead the Association into the future, bringing abundant energy and new ideas. He possesses a deep understanding of all aspects of the industry and strong relationships with industry leaders across the country and beyond.
I’m no candidate for retirement and won’t be entirely disappearing. I will be assisting Paul on specific projects, such as our industry education initiative, serve as a resource to him and the Board, and pursue new opportunities.
I’ve been involved in the gaming industry for more than 25 years, beginning in 1992 as the lead consultant and advisor to the Province of Ontario through the opening of casinos in Windsor and Rama First Nation, followed by being advisor to other provincial governments and private sector participants, CEO of a multiple-property gaming business in Las Vegas, and as CGA CEO since 2005.