Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has appointed Greg Moore as acting president and chief executive officer with immediate effect.

Moore assumes the roles from incumbent Jim Lightbody, who goes on medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery.

Moore joined the BCLC board in November 2018 following 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.

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.

“Jim Lightbody’s number one priority must be his treatment and recovery,” said board chair Peter Kappel. “BCLC’s board of directors, executive team and staff express their gratitude and support to Jim for his contributions and leadership of the organization and we extend our concern during this challenging time.”

Commenting on his appointment, Moore said: “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.”