BCLC CFO One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Robert C. Richardson - 04 Dec 2018

Amanda HobsonAmanda Hobson has made it onto Canada’s Women’s Executive Networks Top 100 Most Powerful Women List.

The Women’s Executive Network seeks to recognize strong women who have been essential in advocating for women in the workforce, and who serve as inspiration for the next generation.

An Impressive Resume

Amanda Hobson is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Corporate Services for the British Colombia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). Hobson joined the organization in 2013, and worked her way up from Finance Director, to CFO. She oversees the finances and related planning, reporting to external stakeholders, corporate services and procurement.

During her tenure, Hobson closed one of the biggest contracts in the organization’s history, securing a 20-year service agreement with casino providers. The agreement will ensure more stringent regulations around accountability, attract outside investment and increase the province's revenues.

Her leadership has been described as collaborative, and she has made her mark driving the success of BCLC.

In addition to her professional achievements, Hobson sits on the board of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation and is passionate about the development of women in professions. She dedicates time to AIM (Acts of Kindness, Inspire, Mentor) a BCLC initiative that helps women develop professionally.

Amanda was recognized under the PwC Public Sector Leader.

The Women’s Executive Network

The WXN exists to advance, develop, and recognize Canada's professional women. The Network supports women professionals through training, events, mentoring and recognition. It believes that the inclusion of women makes industry and society better.

The Network regularly has events in Canada’s major cities. Events include informative talks by women on various subjects, networking get-togethers, and social initiatives.

About the British Columbia Lottery Corporation

The BCLC offers British Columbia gambling entertainment and has done so for 30 years. Profits generated through the gambling activities are used for the upliftment of the community by funding initiatives such as health and education. To date, the organization has given more than $21 billion to these programmes.

The organization offers citizens of BC casino games, Lottery services, and online gambling. It offers the highest security to its players and is overseen by a government-appointed Board of Directors.

The entertainment provider has received awards for its responsible gambling principles and commitment to keeping its players safe. The operator offers several responsible gambling programs and services to its players.



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