The B.C. Lottery Corporation’s chief financial officer, Amanda Hobson, is leaving the agency to join Finning International as senior vice-president of investor relations and treasury.
BCLC will begin recruitment shortly for the chief financial officer position, with the role remaining in Kamloops at BCLC’s head office downtown.
“I want to thank Amanda for her many contributions over her tenure at BCLC, including the last four years as CFO,” said Jim Lightbody, president and CEO of BCLC. “Amanda’s leadership extended beyond her title at BCLC as a member of the board of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation and supporter of the Kamloops Food Bank.”
Hobson joined BCLC in 2013 and was instrumental in helping establish strong financial planning and analysis and business practices at the corporation.
Last year, Hobson was named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network, a recognition that pays tribute to those who have advocated for diversity in the workforce and who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders.
Hobson joined BCLC in 2013 as a finance director and quickly earned herself a seat at the executive table, where she oversaw the organization’s finance operations, external reporting, financial planning, procurement and corporate services.
Through her work with BCLC’s casino business unit, Hobson helped to secure one of the largest contracts in the corporation’s history — 20-year operational services agreements with casino service providers.