“I’d like to welcome the new AGLC board members and wish them well in their new roles. Mr. Rhodes, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Curran and Ms. Harper bring strong practical leadership and entrepreneurial spirit to the board to oversee and manage AGLC’s diverse business and not-for-profit stakeholders. I would also like to thank the previous board members for their service to Albertans and look forward to the continued success of the board as it makes decisions that ensure Alberta’s liquor, gaming and cannabis sector is well administered to benefit all Albertans.”

Travis Toews, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

Rhodes has been appointed the new board chair of the AGLC and brings eight years’ experience as president and CEO of the Edmonton Eskimos, and most recently served as the chair of board of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. He has served in a leadership role with many not-for-profit and community boards over a 20-year period, experience that supports the AGLC in achieving and reinvigorating its mandate.

Corbett, Curran and Harper are joining the new chair, as three new board members.

Corbett is the executive vice-president of the Delcon Group of Companies, a large-scale commercial and residential property developer in Alberta. He previously worked in the liquor industry as a senior executive responsible for business development, government relations and legal operations and compliance for Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd.

Curran and his wife, Anne, are the founders and proprietors of The James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant in downtown Calgary. He has also served on the Restaurant Canada board of directors for 14 years and the Canadian Restaurant and Food Association board of directors for over 15 years, including in the capacity as past chair of both boards.

Harper brings significant corporate and legal experience to the board and is currently the senior international tax advisor at Moodys Gartner Tax Law where she advises clients on international tax structure.  

All four new members have been appointed for three-year terms.

The appointments follow the leave of former chair Gael MacLeod and board members Bob Wyatt, Barbara Ritzen, Ken Knowles, Brad Kirzan and Roy Whitney.

The AGLC board of directors works to establish the policies of the AGLC, ensures its powers and duties are carried out, and conducts hearings and makes decisions for the licences and registrations granted by the commission.