Biography: Bill Thorburn, Chief
Executive Golden Casket Lottery Corporation Ltd.
Bill Thorburn is the Chief Executive of Golden Casket
Lottery Corporation Limited in Queensland, Australia. Golden Casket employs 200
staff and lottery sales in 2003/04, were $A788 million. Each year Golden Casket
returns over $200 million to the State Government for the ultimate benefit of
the Queensland community.
Of the six lotteries operating in Australia and
New Zealand, Golden Casket is number three in terms of per capita sales and
clear leader in the sale of Instant Scratch-Its.
Bill joined Golden Casket
nine years ago, after some 13 years at the Queensland TAB, the privatised
wagering enterprise now known as UNITAB. Prior to entering the Queensland
gaming and wagering industry, Bill obtained his chartered accounting
qualifications during eight years with leading accounting firm Ernst &
Since joining Golden Casket, Bill has overseen the process of
commercialisation and corporatisation of the enterprise culminating in the
formation of a Government Owned Corporation (GOC) on 1 August 1997. Other major
initiatives during Bills time with Golden Casket, include the launch of
several innovative new products, a major upgrade to retail image standards,
implementation of a new technology platform, the development of a new player
card and customer loyalty scheme - Winners Circle and the launch of Golden
Caskets Responsible Play Program. Golden Casket will go on-line with
Internet lottery distribution in 2005.
Bill is married with twin daughters
and outside work enjoys family activities and competitive sailing.
CEO Institute Honours
Long Time Member Bill Thorburn, CEO, Tatts Lottery
BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia (August 10, 2010) -- The CEO Institute
(Queensland) has honoured 17 members by naming them inaugural Fellows to
celebrate their commitment as CEOs to ongoing learning and
Golden Casket CEO to
Take Control of Tattersall's Lotteries Business
Queensland, Australia (April 19, 2007) Golden Casket chief executive
Bill Thorburn is reported by the local media as saying the 90-year-old
Queensland government-owned lottery was a good strategic fit with Victorian
gambling colossus Tattersall's........................Subscribers