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Daigle takes on ALC top job on interim basis as Keevill steps down


The Atlantic Lottery Corporation has announced that president and chief executive Chris Keevill will step down to pursue a private sector role, with Patrick Daigle taking charge on an interim basis.

Keevill took over from Brent Scrimshaw as the lottery’s chief executive on 1 May 2020. Prior to this, he had been chief executive of creative agency Colour, where he had worked since 2002.

“The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris for his contributions to Atlantic Lottery over the past several months,” Sean O’Connor, chair of Atlantic Lottery’s board of directors, said.

Daigle has worked at Atlantic Lottery since 1997, most recently as chief financial officer.

O’Connor said Daigle’s experience within the business made him well-suited to fill Keevill’s role while the board looks for a permanent replacement.

“Patrick is a well-respected and accomplished executive leader at Atlantic Lottery, and we appreciate him stepping into this role,” he said.

Daigle said that his goals while leading the lottery would be to continue to create a strong player experience while remaining focused on social responsibility.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to lead the Atlantic Lottery team as we continue to deliver on an outstanding player experience while remaining firmly committed to operating in a socially responsible manner,” Daigle said.

In its fiscal year ended 31 March 2020, lower jackpots and the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) meant the Atlantic Lottery Corporation’s revenue declined 5.1% from the prior year to CAD$725.5m (USD$523.3m).