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BCLC names Davis as new permanent president and CEO


The British Colombia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has named Pat Davis as its new president and chief executive, while the Canadian provincial operator also announced a number of other senior hires.

Davis takes on the role having most recently served as chief information officer and vice president for business technology at the BCLC, leading the refresh of the organization’s technology platforms and enabling the delivery of its digital strategy.

Prior to this, Davis spent time working in leadership in enterprise architecture and program management, while he is also a member of the Chief Information Officer Council of British Columbia.

Davis replaces Lynda Cavanaugh, who has been serving as interim president and CEO of the BCLC since January. Cavanaugh replaced Greg Moore, who was appointed to the same interim role in September 2019 when Jim Lightbody went on medical leave and subsequently stepped down in December 2021.

“Pat brings a wealth of knowledge in both the technology and gambling industries,” BCLC board chair Greg Moore said. “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.

Meanwhile, the BCLC has announced that Dan Beebe and Sandra Austin will take on the roles of chief operating officer and chief people officer, respectively, on a permanent basis.

Both Beebe and Austin had been serving in the positions on an interim basis for a number of months but will now take on their roles full-time.