Great Canadian Entertainment has confirmed its latest significant appointment at senior level, welcoming Katie Lever into the role of General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO).
Considered a ‘seasoned expert’ in corporate law, governance, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, securities law, and government relations, Lever has been tasked with overseeing the firm’s legal, privacy and governance functions.
An independent board member of GeoComply and GBank, Lever possesses a ‘deep background’ in the gaming and hospitality industry having previously served as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for companies including Scientific Games and its acquired entities, Bally Technologies and SHFL Entertainment.
Matthew Anfinson, Great Canadian CEO, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Katie to the Great Canadian family as our new General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the gaming and hospitality industry.
“With her leadership, I have no doubt that our legal, privacy, and corporate governance functions will be in excellent hands. We look forward to working with her to continue driving success for our company and upholding our commitment to corporate responsibility and ethical conduct.”
Anfinson himself was only appointed as CEO last November when he replaced previous incumbent Tony Rodio. His arrival coincided with that of Jordan Banks, who moved from his position of President at Rogers Sports and Media to become Great Canadian’s first executive chairperson.
Great Canadian made two further changes to its C-level management in December, promoting Ron Urquhart from EVP of Operations to COO and recruiting Gavin Whitely as Chief Marketing Officer.