Canadian Gaming Association names Burns as new CEO
The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has appointed Paul Burns as president and chief executive with immediate effect.
Burns has been a member of the Canadian gaming industry for the past 20 years, serving in a series of senior roles.
Starting as a senior policy advisor to Ontario’s minister responsible for gaming, Burns went on to join the CGA in 2005 and has held the role of vice-president of public affairs ever since.
“The strength of Canadian gaming is well known, and I have been fortunate to experience both the challenges and opportunities that come with working in this industry,” Burns said.
“Twenty years in gaming have given me a keen understanding of what our industry is facing as I take over as of president and CEO of the CGA.”
Robert Parente, chair of the board of directors at the CGA, added: “Paul is a world-class gaming executive with a wealth of knowledge about the Canadian gaming industry.
“He brings outstanding leadership to this association and possesses the vision and skill that the Board requires to advance the CGA over the years to come.”
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