Great Canadian Entertainment appoints new CFO

Pauline Alimchandani will step into the role on March 31

Casino operator Great Canadian Entertainment has announced the appointment of Pauline Alimchandani as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective March 31. The company is looking to bolster its financial and operational foundations across its expansive portfolio of 25 entertainment locations throughout Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

“I am delighted to welcome Pauline to our exceptional senior management team. Her extensive public company experience and deep record of successful leadership roles in finance, capital markets, and financial reporting will be immensely valuable as we continue to remain focused on delivering long-term growth and creating value for our stakeholders in a socially responsible way. I look forward to her contributions,” said Matthew Anfinson, Great Canadian Entertainment Chief Executive Officer.

Alimchandani arrives at Great Canadian from a role as Chief Financial Officer for Northland Power, where she was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Executives and received Canada’s Clean 50 award for her contributions to financial management and sustainability practices.

“I am very excited to join Great Canadian and see [a] significant opportunity to build upon the Company’s strong financial and operational foundation while developing capabilities that further establish the Company’s competitive advantage,” said Ms. Alimchandani about her appointment.

Current CFO Darren Gwozd will step down at the end of March, and Anfinson paid tribute to his efforts in the role. “Darren has been a valuable member of our Finance team for more than six years and has helped lead our organization through a transformational period. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the senior management team, and Great Canadian’s team members, we want to thank Darren for his many years of leadership,” he added.

In addition to its leadership changes, Great Canadian has been actively enhancing its guest experiences. Recent initiatives include the launch of the Great Canadian Rewards Online program in Ontario and a partnership with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to introduce signature dining experiences at its British Columbia properties.

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