AGCO appoints new Chief Legal Officer

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced that Josée Turcotte will join the commission as the newest member of its Executive Management Team, serving as Chief Legal Officer, effective July 18, 2022.

An AGCO release says Turcotte has extensive executive management, legal counsel, and governance experience in financial services and capital markets in both private and public sectors. Most recently, she served on the Executive & Risk Committees of HSBC Bank Canada, and as SVP of Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance of the Bank and its subsidiaries.

Her prior roles include Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Independent Adjudicative Counsel to the Ontario Securities Commission, as well as Senior Legal Counsel at the Competition Tribunal.

“Josée has broad expertise combining regulation, disciplinary matters and enforcement, administrative law and public interest, corporate and commercial law, competition law, consumer/investor protection, corporate governance, and litigation matters,” continued the release.

Turcotte has also been a Program Faculty Member at Osgoode Hall Law School, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, and a guest lecturer at both institutions on various topics such as competition law, principle-based regulation, securities litigation and enforcement, and evidence.

She currently serves on the Boards of both the Toronto French School and Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research and has previously served on the Boards of the Governance Professionals of Canada, l’Alliance Française de Toronto, the Society of Adjudicators & Regulators, the Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals, as well as holding the position of Chair of the Ontario Bar Association – Public Sector Lawyers section.

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