The president of the BC Lottery Corporation has announced he is stepping away from his job following a cancer diagnosis. Jim Lightbody will take medical leave that is anticipated to extend until early 2020.
Lightbody joined BCLC in 2001 and has been the lottery corporation’s president and CEO since 2014.
“Jim Lightbody’s number one priority must be his treatment and recovery,” BCLC board chair Peter Kappel said.
BCLC board member Greg Moore will assume the role of acting president and CEO, named by the BCLC board as Lightbody’s fill-in following consultation with the provincial government.
Moore joined the BCLC board in November 2018 and has a long career in public service. He was the mayor of Port Coquitlam from 2008 to 2018 and served as chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors from 2011 to 2018. Moore is based in the Lower Mainland and will work from the BCLC offices in both Vancouver and Kamloops.