Meet the Ombudsman

Greg Sykes is Saskatchewan’s Acting Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner.

Greg served as general counsel to the Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner for 10 years since April 2012. In this role, he made major contributions to the work of Ombudsman Saskatchewan, including to the development of the office’s public reports – for example, the 2021 Caring in Crisis report about the response to the COVID-19 outbreak at Extendicare Parkside and the 2017 report about council member conflicts of interest at the RM of Sherwood.

Prior to his current role, he served as in-house legal counsel for more than seven years with SaskPower providing advice and support to the Procurement Division and the Power Production Business Unit, and for two and half years with the City of Regina where he provided advice on public complaints, procurement, and bylaw enforcement matters, among other issues. Before these roles, he worked in private practice in Moose Jaw.

Greg has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Regina (1997) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law (2000). He was called to the bar in Saskatchewan in 2001.