Michael Graydon has resigned as president and chief executive officer at B.C. Lottery Corporation, which he joined in March 2008, to accept a position in the private sector.
Jim Lightbody, corporate vice president of casino and community gaming, has been hired as interim president and chief executive officer, said Bud Smith, chairman of the board of directors. Lightbody has been with BCLC for 13 years .
Smith noted under Graydon the corporation increased revenue by $235 million and significantly expanded social responsibility programs. “He leaves BCLC as a well-run organization with an excellent management team and a committed, dedicated group of employees.”
Finance Minister Michael de Jong said Graydon expanded the corporation’s reach to gambling in British Columbia. “He has not ever lost sight of the role that the corporation plays in promoting responsible gaming,” de Jong said.
Upon his departure, Graydon noted, “BLC makes a vital contribution to the province of British Columbia and it was a pleasure to be part of such a vibrant and dynamic organization.”