Greg Moore has temporarily resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to assume the position of Acting Chairman and CEO to cover Jim Lightbody who has gone on medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery.
Lightbody’s departure from his position as president and CEO of BCLC began on September 6, 2019 and is anticipated to extend to the beginning of 2020.
Moore, who joined BCLC’s board in November 2018, has a lengthy public service career. From 2008 to 2018, he was Mayor of the City of Port Coquitlam whilst from 2011 to 2018 he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver.
Peter Kappel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated in an previous declaration that the Corporation had consulted government on its recommendation to appoint Moore on an acting basis to the position. “We have confidence that with the support of BCLC’s experienced executive team, Greg is well positioned to lead the organization over the coming months,” he commented.
Given the temporary nature of the position, Moore remains based in the Lower Mainland and expects to split his time between the Kamloops headquarters of BCLC and its Vancouver office.
Of his appointment, Moore said: “BCLC is an important economic contributor to the province and its communities. I am committed to working collaboratively with BCLC’s executive team, staff and government so that we can continue to execute and deliver on BCLC’s strategy during this time.”