BCLC names new President & CEO

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has named Pat Davis as its new President & CEO beginning August 4.

A press release says BCLC’s Board of Directors made the appointment following a “competitive” candidate search and review process.

“Pat brings a wealth of knowledge in both the technology and gambling industries,” said BCLC Board Chair Greg Moore. “We are confident his experience combined with his dedication to integrity, player health and serving the best interests of our players and our province will further propel the advancement of BCLC as a social purpose company that operates with the highest standards.”

Davis was most recently BCLC’s Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Business Technology, leading the refresh of the corporation’s technology platforms and enabling the delivery of its digital strategy and innovation agenda.

Described by BCLC as “an expert in large-scale transformation”, Davis’ background also includes leadership in enterprise architecture and program management.

Davis, who grew up in Kamloops, will continue to be located at the Kamloops head office.

In its statement, BCLC’s Board of Directors thanked Lynda Cavanaugh, who had been BCLC’s Interim President & CEO since January 2021, when she took over from Moore.

Davis will be BCLC’s first non-interim President & CEO since September 2019, when Jim Lightbody went on medical leave. Lightbody subsequently stepped down for good in December 2021.

In addition, Dan Beebe has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and Sandra Austin has been named Chief People Officer. Both had been serving in the roles on an interim basis for a number of months after an internal competitive hiring process.

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