Diane McLeod-McKay was appointed Yukon’s first full-time Ombudsman/Information and Privacy Commissioner effective June 10, 2013 for a term of five years.
Ms. McLeod-McKay brings to the office extensive experience in the information and privacy fields. In September of 2011, Ms. McLeod-McKay joined the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta’s Office as the Director of the Personal Information Protection Act. Prior to this position, she spent several years at the Calgary Health Region where she was responsible for Legal Services and Information and Privacy. After relocating to British Columbia in 2004, Ms. McLeod-McKay worked as a privacy and security consultant for the Government of British Columbia. In 2009, she obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria and focused her practice on advising the private, public and health sectors on their responsibilities for compliance with privacy legislation. Throughout her career, Ms. McLeod-McKay has participated on many committees advocating for the protection of privacy, including the Canadian Bar Association Access and Privacy Section and the Vancouver Island Clinical Research Ethics Board.