iGaming Ontario Board Chair
Dave Forestell was appointed to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Board of Directors in December 2018. Mr. Forestell serves as Vice President, International Corporate and Commercial Banking at Scotiabank, and previously served as Vice President, Office of the President and CEO. 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, Mr. Forestell 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 as an at-large board member of the Canadian Council for the Americas. Mr. Forestell obtained his B.A. and LLB from Western University.
iGaming Ontario Board Vice-Chair
Neveen has been with Microsoft for over 14 years and has held several Executive positions. She is currently the Regional Business Development Manager working in partnership with Global Microsoft Partners to integrate and accelerate Microsoft Cloud Platforms into their client’s IT transformation journey to adopt and develop new services and business models and bring new solutions to market. Neveen possesses significant experience leading large Enterprise Digital Transformation Initiatives. Neveen considers herself a hands-on technical leader; having built in-depth experience in many major roles in the Technology business.
iGaming Ontario Board Member
Alan Gertrner is the Executive Chairman of Arcana, a nature focused hospitality and real estate development business. Previously, Alan co-founded and was the CEO of Hiku (née Tokyo Smoke), a publicly traded Cannabis company, one of Canada's first legal cannabis retail businesses, with over +75 stores across the country and 100s of employees. Hiku was purchased by Canopy Growth Corporation for $625M, and subsequently Alan became the Chief Retail Officer of the Canopy Growth Corporation, the world's largest legal cannabis company and NYSE public company. Alan was an original member of Google’s first Global Business Strategy team while based in Mountain View, California. He subsequently moved to Singapore and ran a multi-hundred million dollar business for Google. He finished off his tour at Google working in Ghana focused on the deployment of high-speed internet infrastructure. Alan was formerly a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York and graduated Dean’s list from the Richard Ivey School of Business, in 2006. Alan currently serves on the board of Limestone, a publicly traded heritage Canadian boat business, and is also a Director of the Mabin School.
iGaming Ontario Executive Director
Martha Otton is Executive Director of iGaming Ontario and is responsible for managing iGaming Ontario's overall resources and operations. Previously, Martha was the Chief Strategy Officer at the AGCO and was responsible for the agency’s Strategic Plan, annual planning process and played a key role in the implementation of iAGCO and the AGCO's expanded mandate over horse racing and cannabis. Prior to joining the AGCO, Martha was a Director General at Legal Aid Ontario and before joining LAO, Martha held a series of positions at the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) including Acting Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the Agency Relations Division and Director of Corporate Policy and Agency Relations.