Igaming content supplier Bragg Gaming Group has appointed Paul Godfrey, a former politician and previously chairman of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), to its board of directors.
Godfrey joins the Bragg board immediately and will be responsible for guiding the supplier’s strategy in Canada.
Aside from his time leading the OLG, Godfrey served in a number of other senior business roles during his career, including as publisher and chief executive of Toronto Sun Publishing.
Godfrey also founded Canada-facing media conglomerate Postmedia in 2010 and remains its chairman, while he currently also serves as chairman of the board of trustees at RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and on the board of directors of Canadian airline Cargojet.
Earlier in his career, Godfrey was president and chief executive of Canada-based Major League Baseball franchise the Toronto Blue Jays and was a part of the team that oversaw construction of Toronto’s SkyDome, which is now known as Rogers Centre.
Prior to his business career, Godfrey was a politician, acting as an alderman and subsequently chairman of Metropolitan Toronto.
“I’m very excited to join the Bragg team; they’ve had an exceptional year in 2020 and are on track to becoming a leader in the world gaming space, so I’m happy to add my expertise to the mission,” Godfrey said.
Bragg chief executive Adam Arviv added: “Paul’s extensive experience in the media, gaming and sports worlds will be invaluable as we move forward with our rapid growth plans.
“We’re extremely pleased to have him join the championship team that we’re building and look forward to his guidance.”
Arviv was last month confirmed as Bragg’s permanent chief executive, following the resignation of Dominic Mansour. Arviv has served in the role on a temporary basis since Mansour stepped aside in August 2020.