Senior Executive Team
CEO and President (on leave)
Jim Lightbody is currently on a medical leave of absence.
Since January 30, 2014, Jim has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BCLC.
Jim joined BCLC in 2001 and has also served as Vice President of Lottery Gaming and Vice President of Casino and Community Gaming. He has provided leadership and direction in strategy, marketing and product development as well as operational responsibility for the provision of products, services and support for players and business partners. Jim firmly believes that “if you take care of your people, they will take care of your business”. His strategy in empowering and developing BCLC’s workforce has resulted in consistently high employee engagement and outstanding financial results. In 2017 he was awarded the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of BC & Yukon Keeping People First: CEO Award.
Prior to joining BCLC, Jim held a wide range of responsibilities in the retail and hospitality industries with companies such as Procter & Gamble, Nabob Foods, BC Hot House and Sun Rich Fresh Foods. This has instilled in him a keen sense of creating value for customers through innovation and partnering with key stakeholders in the delivery of the customer experience.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in marketing. He sits on the Thompson Rivers University School of Business and Economics Advisory Board, the Kamloops Blazers Ownership Advisory Group, and also volunteers on the Board of Trustees of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and as the Chair of the BC Horseracing Management Committee.