Western Australian Ombudsman Chris Field was recently elected President of the Australasian & Pacific Ombudsman Region and a Director of the Board of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI). The Australasian and Pacific Ombudsman Region consists of Australia, China/Hong Kong, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Taiwan, Tonga and Vanuatu.
Mr Field will be joined on the Board of the IOI by Ombudsmen drawn from around the world, including the Chief Ombudsman of New Zealand, the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands, the Parliamentary Ombudsman of Sweden, the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, United Kingdom and the Ombudsman for Namibia.
At the recent International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) World Conference, the Ombudsman delivered an address titled, The Western Australian Integrity Coordinating Group.
To learn more about the work of the IOI, visit www.theioi.org