Ron obtained a Bachelor of Administration and a Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1973. Ron was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1984.
He was in private practice in Regina for 16 years, during which time he was Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission. He has also practiced law in the Ministry of Justice and in 1995 was appointed the Public Guardian and Trustee. In 2014, Ron was appointed the Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of Saskatchewan.
Ron has been involved in various senior volunteer roles over the years including the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association National Elder Law Section, the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission, the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Regina Catholic School Board, the Campion College Board of Regents, the Regina Public Library Board and the Saskatchewan School Boards Association.
Ron has contributed to his community by sitting on the Regina Separate School Board as Chair and Vice-Chair, the Regina Public Library Board as Vice-Chair and the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association. He is currently Chair of the National Board of Directors for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Past Chair of the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.
Ron is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal in 1998.
List of past Commissioners
2014 – 2014 Diane Aldridge (Acting Commissioner)
2003 – 2014 R. Gary Dickson, Q.C.
2002 – 2003 Richard P. Rendek, Q.C.
2001 – 2003 Franklin Alexander MacBean, Q.C. (Acting Commissioner)
2000 – 2002 Gerald Gerrand, Q.C.
1992 – 2000 Derril McLeod, Q.C.