BCLC names Pat Davis as president and CEO

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The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has announced Pat Davis as the organization’s new President & CEO.

In a statement Wednesday, they say Davis, who grew up in Kamloops, will start in his new role tomorrow, Aug. 4, and will continue to be located at the Kamloops head office.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the gambling industry, Davis was most recently BCLC’s Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Business Technology.

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

“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.”

Davis is also on the Thompson Rivers University advisory committee for software engineering program and sits on the board for Kamloops Innovation.

He will take over from former President & CEO Jim Lightbody, who went on medical leave in Sept. 2019, before officially stepping down in Dec. 2021. It led to what BCLC called a “competitive candidate search and review process.”

Both Greg Moore and Lynda Cavanaugh served as Interim President & CEO in Lightbody’s absence.

As well, the lottery corporation announced the appointment of Dan Beebe as the new Chief Operating Officer, based in Vancouver, while Sandra Austin will be the new Chief People Officer, based in Kamloops.

Moore says both have been serving in these roles on an interim basis for the past number of months after an “internal competitive hiring process.”