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Jim Lightbody | 2017 Speakers





On March 31, 2015, BCLC’s Board of Directors appointed Jim as President and Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. He held the role on an Interim basis since January 30, 2014.

Over the past 14 years, Jim 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.

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, and BC Hot House. 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 and also volunteers as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and the Chair of the BC Horseracing Management Committee.

View from the Top: Leadership Perspectives on Responsible Gambling

The gambling industry has a long history of providing unique entertainment experiences for players around the world. From changing demographics to economic fluctuations to increased scrutiny and regulation, it also faces its share of challenges.

In this exclusive event, join Jim Lightbody, BCLC President & CEO, along with Alan Feldman, VP of Global Industry Affairs, MGM Resorts, as they discuss their experiences in leading influential and high-performing organisations. This conversation will include a leadership-level perspective on how the industry is supporting socially responsible business practices, what issues business and policymakers need to address together, and how best practices are evolving to improve the player experience.