Greg Moore has temporarily stepped down as a Board Director at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)  to assume the role of Acting President and CEO while Jim Lightbody goes on medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery. 

Lightbody’s leave from his role as BCLC President and CEO commenced on September 6, 2019, and is expected to extend into early 2020.

Moore, who joined the Board of BCLC in November, 2018, has a long career in public service. He was the Mayor of the City of Port Coquitlam from 2008 to 2018 and served as Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors from 2011 to 2018.

In an earlier statement Peter Kappel, Chair of the Board of Directors, confirmed that the Corporation had consulted Government on its recommendation to appoint Moore to the position on an acting basis. “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 role, Moore will remain based in the Lower Mainland and expects to divide his time between BCLC’s head office in Kamloops and its Vancouver office.

On his appointment, Moore noted: “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.”