The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has confirmed it is looking for a new Registrar and CEO following news of Tom Mungham’s impending retirement.
Mungham joined the AGCO in 2006, initially serving as its Director of Licensing and Registration before becoming CEO until 2020, when the organization added the role of Registrar alongside his existing title.
But he is set to depart the company in the fall, leading the AGCO to enlist an executive search firm to support its search for his successor.
Lalit Aggarwal, Chair of the AGCO Board of Directors, commented: “On behalf of the Board and staff, I want to thank Tom for his tremendous contributions throughout his 17-year career at the AGCO, and most importantly, for his exceptional leadership as our Registrar and CEO.
“We extend [to] him our deepest appreciation for his guidance in fulfilling AGCO’s mandate with unwavering commitment to the values of integrity, respect, accountability, and public interest.
“We wish him the very best for this next, well-earned chapter.”
Mungham’s service at the AGCO has included initiatives such as the modernization and expansion of land-based casinos, the regulation of OLG lotteries, the expansion of the charitable gaming sectors and the Ontario Racing Commission’s merger with the AGCO.
Most recently, he oversaw the development and regulatory oversight of Ontario’s new online gaming market – a regulatory framework that earned international recognition, receiving the International Association of Gaming Regulators’ Regulatory Excellence Award in 2022.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DI&A) have also been centre points under his leadership, and the agency is currently implementing a ‘strong, meaningful’, multi-year DI&A strategy.
Mungham will continue as Registrar and CEO while the search for his replacement goes on, and he will remain to support a smooth transition until his replacement begins.