The BC Government has appointed a new General Manager of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, effective September 23rd. The new GM will be Doug Scott who was previously Assistant Deputy Minister of the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. An e-mail announcement indicates that previously "he enjoyed a 20 year career with the RCMP where Doug was responsible for several significant change initiatives. His skill in leading strategic change will be a key asset to government as decisions about liquor reform are made and implementation begins." In addition, the email notes that Mr. Scott has a "Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University". Mr. Scott succeeds Karen Ayers, the previous general manager, who retired at the end of June.