AGCO appoints Dave Forestell to its Board of Directors
21 July 2023
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced the appointment of Dave Forestell as Chair of its Board of Directors.
Forestell is a sitting member of the AGCO Board, having first been appointed in December 2018. Over his last four and a half years on the AGCO Board, he has been a strong advocate for the role of the agency in the sectors it regulates. Forestell had also been presiding as Chair of the Board of iGaming Ontario, a subsidiary of the AGCO, since its inception in July 2021. He has stepped down from that role in order to take over the leadership of the AGCO’s Board of Directors and the process is under way to appoint a new Chair for iGO.
Forestell serves as Vice President, External Relations (Canada) for TC Energy. Previously, he held the roles of Vice President, International Corporate and Commercial Banking, and as Vice President, Office of the President and CEO at Scotiabank. He has held senior positions in government and the private sector. He worked overseas in Chile and Venezuela and speaks fluent Spanish. While in Chile, he led corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility for several mining projects and served as Chair of a Joint Venture Board of Directors. He is currently serving on the Board of Governors for the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Forestell obtained his B.A. and LLB from Western University.