Meet Us

Diane McLeod-McKay

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. On June 15, 2015, she became Yukon's first Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner. This role was added to her other two other roles. On August 31, 2016, as Information and Privacy Commissioner, she became responsible for overseeing compliance with the Health Information Privacy Management Act in addition to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In November of 2017 she was reappointed to a second term of five years during which she will perform all three roles. Her second term will expire in June of 2023. Diane 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 an information privacy and security consultant for the Government of British Columbia while working to obtain her law degree from the University of Victoria. After becoming a lawyer, she focused her practice on advising the private, public and health sectors on their responsibilities for compliance with access and 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.

Our Staff

Susan Dennehy

Susan is the Director of Intake and Informal Case Resolution. She is also Legal Counsel to the Ombudsman/Information and Privacy Commissioner/Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner.

Randy Reed

Randy is Investigator/Mediator and works in the Informal Case Resolution Team. His primary focus is on mediating request for reviews under the ATIPP Act. However he also investitgates complaints under the ATIPP Act and the Ombudsman Act. 

Breanna Taylor

Breanna is the Intake Officer for the Office. She will listen to your complaint and ask questions to determine if our office is the best place to deal with it. The Ombudsman Act, ATIPP Act, PIDWA, and HIPMA all set out what types of complaints and reviews we can take. If the respective act does not apply to your complaint, she will talk to you about other options. 

Rick Smith

Rick joined our team in 2016 as an Investigator and Compliance Review Officer.  His primary role is to conduct formal investigations under all four Acts and support compliance review activities. 

Sebastian Paauwe

Sebastien is the newest member to our team and brings a wealth of experience in privacy protection. He will be a crucial member to the Investigator and Compliance Review Team and will conduct privacy audits along with other compliance review activities.