The Board of Directors of British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) announced on August 3 that Pat Davis has been appointed BCLC’s President & CEO. The Board made the appointment following a competitive candidate search and review process. He will begin his role on August 4th, 2022.
“Pat brings a wealth of knowledge in both the technology and gambling industries,” said BCLC Board Chair Greg Moore. “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 brings nearly 20 years of experience in the gambling industry. Davis was most recently BCLC’s Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Business Technology, leading the refresh of BCLC’s technology platforms and enabling the delivery of its digital strategy and innovation agenda.
An expert in large-scale transformation, Davis’ background also includes leadership in enterprise architecture and program management. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and is certified as a Chartered Director (C.Dir) from the Directors College (a collaboration between McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada). He is a member of the Chief Information Officer Council of British Columbia.
A supporter of growing local technology communities, Davis is on the Thompson Rivers University advisory committee for software engineering program and sits on the board for Kamloops Innovation.
Davis, who grew up in Kamloops, will continue to be located at the Kamloops head office.
BCLC’s Board of Directors thanks Lynda Cavanaugh who has been BCLC’s Interim President & CEO since January 2021. Cavanaugh took on the role from Greg Moore who was appointed Interim President & CEO in September 2019 when former President & CEO Jim Lightbody went on medical leave. Lightbody subsequently stepped down in December 2021.
Greg Moore also announced two executive appointments: Dan Beebe as Chief Operating Officer and Sandra Austin as Chief People Officer. Both have been serving in the roles on an interim basis for a number of months after an internal competitive hiring process. Sandra Austin is located at BCLC’s head office and Dan Beebe is located at BCLC’s Vancouver office.