Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is the province’s premier provider of lottery and gaming activities. Since 1975, OLG has provided more than $52 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG’s annual payments have helped support provincial priorities including the operation of hospitals; problem gambling prevention, treatment and research; amateur sport; and local and provincial charities. In fiscal 2018–19 alone, OLG contributed $2.47 billion in net profit to support these programs. In addition to OLG’s payments to the province, there are several direct beneficiaries of gaming proceeds, including host municipalities and Ontario First Nations. OLG operations also contribute to the economy in several other ways. In fiscal 2018-19, OLG generated more than $2.52 billion in total economic activity in Ontario.
OLG’s next growth plan targets the digital business and leveraging current investments to implement a competitive digital offering. This means expanding the number of games and gaming categories available to customers in both web and mobile form and improving the customer experience across all platforms.
The President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead OLG through the uncertainty created by the global pandemic, continually assessing the situation and working with gaming partners for the benefit of all stakeholders. Looking forward, the CEO will focus on continued modernization, efficiency and innovative growth in addition to ensuring the current business continuity plan is updated to reflect the learnings of the current pandemic crisis. Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the President & CEO is accountable for creating the vision, strategy and business plans consistent with the mandate of the Corporation, conferred by its shareholder, the Government of Ontario. The plans encompass how OLG fulfills its current commitments, embraces new business opportunities, functions in the public interest, and how it will achieve its vision of becoming a role model for gaming entertainment worldwide. The President & CEO’s role is to ensure that OLG performs its commercial mandate effectively, while also responsibly aligning the organization with the policy direction of the government in meeting the needs of the people of Ontario.
The ideal candidate is transparent, empathetic, and experienced in working with partners and staff during periods of uncertainty. You are also a visionary with a strategic mindset who looks to the future for new business opportunities, with an eye on digital and emerging technology. You bring a deep understanding of the relationship between government’s policy-setting role and Crown agency autonomy, as well experience working with regulators and service providers. A motivational leader, a highly effective communicator, and a strong negotiator, you are comfortable leading within a complex, regulated environment facing constant, accelerating change.
To express interest in this exciting opportunity please reach out to Margaret Vanwyck at Margaret.email@example.com or apply online at: http://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16612
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