Lisa Headrick joins Woodbine Entertainment Executive Leadership Team

Lisa Headrick joins Woodbine Entertainment Executive Leadership Team

TORONTO, January 23, 2024– Woodbine Entertainment today announced the appointment of Lisa Headrick to Executive Vice President, Finance, Strategy and Operations.

“Lisa brings incredible depth and experience to the Woodbine leadership team,” Woodbine Entertainment CEO Michael Copeland shared. “We are excited to have her join our team and help lead our business and the horse racing industry to ambitious, new heights.”

Formerly a Vice President of Finance at Loblaw Companies Limited, Headrick led Finance for the Discount Grocery Retail Division and prior to that, the E-Commerce and Loyalty (PC Optimum) segments.

Previously, Headrick spent over 20 years at Celestica, an international design, manufacturing, and supply chain solutions company. She most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer, Connectivity and Cloud Solutions, a $4 billion dollar segment of Celestica.

Headrick is a Chemical Engineering graduate of Queen’s University, and holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

"I am excited to start my new role at Woodbine,” Headrick said. “My family and I experienced the magic of Woodbine during a race day – the warm welcome, amazing atmosphere and thrilling horse racing made it an unforgettable experience. I'm looking forward to being a part of this welcoming community and contributing to its bright future ahead.”

Headrick completes the newly reorganized Woodbine Entertainment Executive team led by CEO Michael Copeland, who was appointed in 2023. Also reporting to Copeland is Bill Ford, General Counsel and Executive Vice President Racing, Chris Lush, Executive Vice President Technology and Core Wagering, David Vivenes, Executive Vice President Brand and Experience, and Monte McNaughton, Executive Vice President Industry Relations and People Experience.

Grace Martin
Grace Martin Communications Specialist, Woodbine Entertainment
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About Woodbine Entertainment

Woodbine Entertainment is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, with Thoroughbred horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, and Standardbred horse racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Milton. Woodbine Entertaiment also owns and operates HPIbet, Canada’s only betting platform dedicated to horse racing. Woodbine and Mohawk Park are host to several world-class racing events including The King’s Plate, three Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, and the Pepsi North America Cup. Run without share capital, Woodbine Entertainment has a mandate to financially invest all profit back into the horse racing industry and the 25,000 jobs it supports across Ontario.   

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