|Commissioner George Tuccaro|
Constituency Yellowknife South
Siblings Michael McLeod
Preceded by Brendan Bell
Residence Yellowknife, Canada
|Prime Minister Stephen Harper|
Role Canadian Politician
Preceded by Floyd Roland
Name Bob McLeod
|Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Education Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Alberta
Robert R. McLeod (born 1952) is a Canadian politician. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories, having held that position since October 26, 2011.
Born in 1952 and raised in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, McLeod holds a BComm from the University of Alberta and an honours diploma in administrative management from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He also completed a program of national and international studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He has been a federal civil servant and served in the Northwest Territories public service.
McLeod ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and was elected in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election. He defeated two other candidates winning over 60% of the popular vote in Yellowknife South. After the election McLeod was appointed to the cabinet with the portfolios of Human Resources, Industry, Tourism and Investment, Public Utilities Board and Energy Initiatives.
McLeod ran for re-election in the 2011 Northwest Territories general election and he was returned by acclamation to his second term. When the Territorial Leadership Committee met following the election McLeod stood for Premier and won defeating two other candidates to become the 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories.
His brother, Michael, was also a member of the Legislature from 1999 to 2011. He is the current Member of Canadian Parliament representing the Northwest Territories, first elected in 2015, representing the Liberal Party of Canada.