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Jim Lightbody Steps Down from President and CEO Role

December 20, 2021


BCLC Board Chair Greg Moore announced today that Jim Lightbody has stepped down from his role as the organization’s President and CEO.

Lightbody has been on medical leave since September 6, 2019 after receiving a cancer diagnosis. Although he is stepping down from the President and CEO role, he remains on medical leave from BCLC. 

“Known for his strong leadership that focuses on people and an entrepreneurship approach to business, Jim has made countless contributions to BCLC – and its employees - through the course of his career with the organization,” said Moore. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone at BCLC, we wish him the very best as he continues his road to recovery.”

Lightbody joined BCLC in 2001 and served as Vice President of Lottery Gaming and Vice President of Casino and Community Gaming, before becoming President and CEO in 2014.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support, it’s been truly humbling,” said Lightbody. “It was an honour to be BCLC’s CEO; however, it’s time for someone else to lead the company as I look forward to my next chapter.”

In January 2022, BCLC will initiate a global recruitment search for a new President and CEO;  Interim President and CEO Lynda Cavanaugh will continue in her role pending the recruitment of a permanent replacement. 

BCLC is a Social Purpose company that provides lottery, casino and sports gambling entertainment and serves the best interest of our players, the province and society.