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BCLC shakes up executive team


British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has announced a series of changes to its executive structure, in support of the organization’s new corporate strategic plan.

The plan seeks to enhance the player experience for BCLC’s customers, and grow the business responsibly using agile people and processes.

In support of the plan, BCLC has centralized its lottery, casino and igaming departments into a single operational division. It has also consolidated all marketing functions and business intelligence into another division dedicated to “social purpose and player experience”.

The reshuffle saw the executive team reduce in size from eight to six vice presidents. Former VP of lottery Kevin Gass has departed the organization, and the position of VP of Digital and Enterprise Services has been eliminated.

The organization now has four VPs based in its Kamloops head office, and two in its Vancouver office.

Based in Kamloops are Alan Kerr, chief financial officer & VP corporate services; Pat Davis, chief information officer & VP business technology; Peter ter Weeme, chief social purpose officer & VP player experience; and Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, chief people officer.

Operations chief Brad Desmarais is based in BCLC’s Vancouver office, alongside Marie-Noelle Savoie, chief compliance officer & VP legal, compliance & security.

Interim president and chief executive Greg Moore is dividing his time between both offices. He continues to lead the organization in CEO Jim Lightbody’s absence as Lightbody continues his medical leave, which began in 2019.