The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that Tom Mungham, its current registrar and chief executive officer, has decided to retire from his current roles this fall.

Tom will continue in these roles while the Board conducts its search for the agency’s next Registrar and CEO and will remain to support a smooth transition until that individual begins.

For over 33 years of public service, Tom has devoted his career to serving the people of Ontario. Before joining the AGCO, Tom worked in the Ministries of Correctional Services and Solicitor General before moving to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Tom served the OPP in numerous key capacities, including as Chief Financial Officer and Commander of Business and Financial Services, and as Chief Learning Officer and Bureau Commander of Education and Development Services. In 2016, the OPP recognized Tom’s outstanding contributions by appointing him Honorary Superintendent.

The public service veteran joined the Ontarian gambling regulator in 2006. At first, he served as its director of licensing and registration before being promoted to chief operating officer. In 2020, Mungham was finally named the authority’s registrar and CEO.

“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 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,” Lalit Aggarwal, the AGCO’s chair, said.

The Board of Directors has begun its search for Tom’s successor. To ensure a thorough and professional search for qualified candidates, the Board has engaged an executive search firm to support this undertaking.

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