Join us on November 13, 2012 as Rod Phillips discusses OLG’s plan to modernize lottery and gaming in Ontario. The plan’s proposal of a new integrated gaming entertainment centre in the GTA has generated a lot of interest and discussion in the media recently – particularly around potential downtown Toronto locations. If the facility is built in downtown Toronto, it could mean 12,000 new permanent jobs, 6,000 constructions jobs, and more than $2 billion in capital investments.
Rod Phillips is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). In his role, working closely with the Board of Directors, Rod recently launched a modernization initiative, which will transform the way lottery and gaming are delivered in Ontario, creating thousands of jobs and increasing OLG’s financial contribution to the province.
Prior to joining OLG, Rod was President and CEO of Shepell.fgi, one of North America’s leading providers of health and productivity solutions for employers and organizations. Under his leadership, Shepell·fgi offered integrated services, which have improved the health and productivity of eight million employees and their families from over 7,000 organizations in Canada, and 54 other countries.
From 1997 to 2000, Rod was Chief of Staff to Mayor Mel Lastman during his first term as the leader of the newly amalgamated City of Toronto.
Rod was once named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Caldwell Partners and the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business and is the Founding Chair of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Transforming Lives Gala.
Rod is a graduate of the MBA program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, and holds an Honours BA in Political Science and Literature from the University of Western Ontario in London.