ABOUT THE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONER
Andrew Fox was appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories as of November 23, 2020. Andrew is the second person to occupy the office, following Ms. Elaine Keenan Bengts who served in the position from its inception in 1997 until retiring in 2020.
After graduating law school at the University of Alberta in 1992, Andrew came to the Northwest Territories first to work in Inuvik for the Gwich’in Tribal Council. He later articled with the Yellowknife firm of Cooper Peach and Gullberg and was called to the bar in 1994. After 2 years as an associate Andrew worked as a criminal defence counsel and clinic director with Northwest Territories Legal Services Board, first in Inuvik and later in Yellowknife. In 2002 Andrew joined the federal prosecution service, and in 2004 transferred to a civil litigation position with the federal Department of Justice, continuing in that position until November 2020.
Having grown up on a farm in the Ottawa valley and attended university in Edmonton, Andrew now lives in Yellowknife with his spouse and 2 sons.