Canadian Gaming Association announces new Chair and Vice-Chair

By Isabella Aslam

The national trade association and representer of operators and suppliers in Canadian gambling, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), has appointed two new members. 

The body has declared the appointment of Hard Rock International EVP and Chief Legal Officer, Ilkim Hincer, as Chair, and George Sweny, VP Compliance at Flutter Entertainment has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the CGA’s Board of Directors.

CGA President and CEO, Paul Burns, commented on Ilkim’s new role, saying: “I am pleased that Ilkim has accepted the role of Chair of the Board of Directors. I’ve known Ilkim for years and have followed his notable career in the gaming industry.

“Ilkim has a strong track record with some of the world’s largest gaming operators, both here in Canada and in the US. I look forward to working alongside him as we bounce back from the pandemic and position the CGA to capitalise on all of the exciting technology, iGaming and sports betting developments across Canada.”

Hincer commented: “I’m honoured to serve as Chair. The CGA has played a key role in helping our industry weather this incredibly challenging pandemic.

"I want to thank Carrie Kormos for her transformational leadership during her term as Chair, and look forward to working with Paul, the Board and our many diverse stakeholders as we recover and continue to grow in these rapidly evolving times.”

Hincer and Sweny will join Robert Scarpelli (Managing Director, LT Advisory) and Danielle Bush (Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP), CGA Board's Corporate Security and Treasurer. 

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