May 8, 2024

Committee recommends Shawn McLeod as Alberta’s next Ethics Commissioner

Category: News

Edmonton – “I am pleased to announce the recommendation to the Assembly of Mr. Shawn McLeod to the position of Alberta’s Ethics Commissioner,” said Tany Yao, MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo and chair of the Select Special Ethics Commissioner and Chief Electoral Officer Search committee. “It has been a lengthy and very involved process, and I am confident in our decision. I would like to thank all applicants for their participation.”
Mr. McLeod has divided his career between the private and public sectors. He is a lawyer who worked initially in private practice, followed by time as counsel to the Alberta Labour Relations Board and finally as in-house counsel for a large Alberta industrial construction company.  

Mr. McLeod has most recently worked in the public sector, first as a Deputy Minister and then as Special Advisor doing project work for the Deputy Minister of Executive Council.

He has degrees from the University of Alberta in arts, business and law as well as a French language certificate from the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi. 

Born in a small town in southern Saskatchewan, he grew up and lived in various places across Alberta. He and his wife have lived in Edmonton for many years, where they enjoy spending time with friends and family, including their two adult children. Mr. McLeod is a proud member of the St'uxwtews (Bonaparte) First Nation.

The Ethics Commissioner is an Officer of the Legislature who is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on recommendation of the Legislative Assembly. The Commissioner exercises responsibility over the lobbyists registration system under the Lobbyists Act and may delegate his powers, duties or functions under the Act. 


Christina Steenbergen, Supervisor, Communications Services