iGO appoints Heidi Reinhart as new Chair

Reinhart replaces Dave Forestell, who left the role for the AGCO

iGaming Ontario (iGO) has confirmed the appointment of Heidi Reinhart as its new Chair following the departure of previous incumbent Dave Forestell.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced on July 21 that Forestell had vacated his position as iGO Chair to become the AGCO’s new Chair of its Board of Directors.

Forestell served as iGO Chair for two years, combining the role with his duties as a sitting member of the AGCO board, but left iGO on a permanent basis to succeed Lalit Aggarwal, whose sudden exit earlier this month was attributed to a desire to ‘spend time with his family and to focus on his business affairs’.

Before Forestell was announced as Aggarwal’s replacement, though, the AGCO promoted its Vice-Chair – Reinhart – to assume Chair responsibilities in the interim, which ended up being less than a week.

A member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee and the Toronto Stock Exchange Listing Advisory Committee, Reinhart has been a member of the AGCO Board of Directors since 2020, but has now been handed the extra responsibility of chairing its subsidiary.

Reinhart is also a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, where she practices securities and corporate law, and received the King’s Counsel designation earlier this year.

“iGaming Ontario welcomes Ms. Reinhart and extends a sincere thank you to Mr. Forestell for his leadership of this agency from its inception,” the Crown corporation concluded in a statement.

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