On behalf of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)’s Board of Directors, I am announcing Tom Mungham’s decision to retire this fall from the AGCO, and from his role as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer. 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.
Tom joined the AGCO in 2006 and served as its Director of Licensing and Registration, and then as its Chief Operating Officer until 2020 when the Board was pleased to appoint him to the role of Registrar and CEO. Throughout his tenure with the regulator, Tom has provided exceptional leadership to this agency as its mandate expanded and took on many regulatory modernization initiatives in each of the sectors it oversees. This included such important initiatives as the modernization and then expansion of land-based casinos, the regulation of OLG lotteries, the introduction of beer, wine and cider sales in grocery stores, the expansion of the charitable gaming sectors, the Ontario Racing Commission’s merger with the AGCO, and the introduction of Ontario’s private cannabis retail framework. Most recently, Tom 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. Under Tom’s leadership, the AGCO has also put significant focus on Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DI&A), and the agency is currently implementing a strong, meaningful, multi-year DI&A strategy.
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.
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.
AGCO Board of Directors