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News Release

AGLC welcomes new President & CEO

Kandice Machado has been appointed to a five-year term.

After serving the last 10 months as acting President & CEO, Kandice Machado has been appointed to the position with Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC).

“Kandice Machado is a highly experienced and capable executive. 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.”
Travis Toews, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

With over 19 years of first-hand experience with AGLC, Machado is a well-known and respected professional within the liquor, gaming and cannabis industries. She was the successful candidate in an extensive public recruitment process lead by the AGLC Board who made the final recommendation to government. Machado will assume the role immediately.

“Kandice’s steady guidance and focus on meaningful collaboration with our stakeholders have 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. On behalf of the board, I am pleased to congratulate her on this well-deserved appointment.”
Len Rhodes, Board Chair, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis

“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. 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.”
Kandice Machado, President & Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis

Machado joined AGLC in 2002 and has held a variety of senior roles in the organization, including vice president of corporate services and chief financial officer. She acted in the role through the recruitment period, successfully supporting business continuity through the COVID 19 pandemic, regulatory modernization and reduction of red tape and a renewed focus on customer-centric services. Machado reports to the AGLC Board.

AGLC is the Crown commercial enterprise that oversees the gaming, liquor and cannabis industries in Alberta. AGLC upholds a commitment to balancing choice and social responsibility to provide choices Albertans can trust.

Related information

Kandice Machado Bio

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