Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) has a new president and CEO.
For the last ten months, Kandice Machado was AGLC’s acting president and CEO. Now she’s able to get comfortable in the position.
Machado assumes the role immediately for a 5-year term. She reports to AGLC’s Board.
“Kandice Machado is a highly experienced and capable executive,” said Travis Toews, AGLC’s minister of treasury board and finance. “I’m confident her expertise both internally at AGLC as well as externally within the gaming, liquor and cannabis sectors will serve the organization well.”
With over 19 years of first-hand involvement, Machado has extensive industry experience within Alberta’s liquor, gaming and cannabis industries.
Machado was the successful candidate in long public recruitment led by the AGLC. The Board made the final decision and gave its recommendation to the government.
“Kandice’s steady guidance and focus on meaningful collaboration with our stakeholders has shown she is the right leader as we move forward to modernize policies to remove unnecessary barriers for industry while supporting consumer choice, innovation and economic growth,” said Len Rhodes, board chair.
“On behalf of the board, I am pleased to congratulate her on this well-deserved appointment.”
Machado thrilled to take on the new role
“I am very proud of the work AGLC and its employees are doing to modernize our processes, reduce red tape and provide a regulatory environment that gives Albertans choices they can trust,” said Machado.
“I’m excited to take on this role and to continue collaborating with stakeholders, to grow our industries and contribute to Alberta’s economic recovery.”
According to the organization, Machado joined AGLC in 2002 and has held a variety of senior roles. Including vice president of corporate services and chief financial officer.
After the Board removed former CEO Alain Maisonneuve in November 2020, Machado stepped temporarily into the role throughout recruitment.
Then, during the pandemic, she successfully supported business continuity, regulatory modernization and reduction of red tape. She also renewed focus on customer-centric services.