Richard Taylor a recognized leader with a solid reputation for delivering significant results. A proven change architect, proficient at cultivating talent and building high performing teams.
Richard is President, Niagara Casinos and possesses a rare and unique professional background as he has held executive roles in all facets of gaming including Ontario Lottery & Gaming (OLG), the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and with gaming operators. This experience has provided Richard with the ability to understand the various stakeholder expectations and also the political and public landscape that affects gaming in Ontario.
Richard currently reports to the Board of MGE Niagara Entertainment Inc. and has oversight of both Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. Through his leadership, the organization has received numerous industry excellence awards for the hotel, the spa, restaurants, and the casino and workplace environment.
Richard is a firm believer that there is no greater driver of an organization’s success than its people – those that are united around a collective set of values and behaviours. His entrepreneurial and transformational style of leadership aligns and mobilizes the organization resulting in the delivery of a consistently well-executed customer experience.
An advocate of philanthropic endeavors, Richard promotes corporate social responsibility and has built productive relationships with numerous community groups and agencies to foster organizational reputation. Richard currently serves on the Board of The Canadian Gaming Association and has experience serving on a number of boards and committees in the areas of education, volunteerism and fund-raising. He is an advocate of giving back and improving our communities.
Richard holds a CPA/CMA designation from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Richard has also graduated from several executive programs including the University of Reno, Rotman School of Business and most recently, Queen’s University.