GCGC Announces Three New Directors

Published: November 10, 2011 04:41 pm EST

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation today announced the appointment of three new members to the company's board of directors


The appointments have been made, subject to the company receiving the appropriate regulatory approvals.

Patrick Keenan

A Chartered Accountant, Keenan currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Keewhit Investments Limited. He is a member of the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada, and has extensive experience as both a charitable and corporate Director, including the role of Chairman for both the Canada Development Investment Corporation and St. Michael's Hospital. Keenan also managed the Woodbine Entertainment Group, then known as the Ontario Jockey Club, from 1992 to 2001.

Neil Baker

A former member of the New York Stock Exchange, Baker served for nearly a decade as the Chairman of Gordon Investment Corporation, one of the Canada's largest merchant banks. Currently, Baker is both a Director of Northstar Aerospace and President of the Ridgeline Corporation. Baker both owns and possesses voting control over approximately 12 per cent of Great Canadian's outstanding shares.

William Andrew Dimma

Dimma has a wealth of experience as both a charitable and corporate director, having sat on nearly 100 different boards over the past 40 years. A professional engineer, Dimma has been a dean of the business school at York University, as well as President of the Torstar Corporation, Toronto Star Newspapers, and Royal LePage. Dimma is also a member of the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada, as well as a Fellow in the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition, he is the author of two books on corporate governance.

These three new directors, whose appointments remain subject to regulatory approvals, replace three former directors: Ross J. McLeod, who passed away on September 5, Brian Egli, who resigned on September 29, and Adrian Thomas, who retired on November 10.

"I am very pleased to present Mr. Keenan, Mr. Baker, and Mr. Dimma as new members of Great Canadian's board of directors," stated Earnest C.Beaudin, lead director of the company. "We look forward to the benefit of their counsel and contributions, as well their input on the Ontario marketplace, a key geography in Great Canadian's future."


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