The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has engaged in an executive search to support a replacement for Tom Mungham, who is retiring as Registrar and CEO this fall.
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.
He will continue as Registrar and CEO while the board hunts for his successor, and he has agreed to help support a smooth transition until they can begin.
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.