Victorian Ombudsman

Deborah Glass is the Victorian Ombudsman. A lawyer, she was raised and educated in Victoria before working overseas. She returned to Melbourne in 2014 to take up the role of Victorian Ombudsman.

Deborah Glass is the Victorian Ombudsman. Her 10-year term began in March 2014. She is the first woman to serve as Victorian Ombudsman.

Before becoming Ombudsman, Deborah led criminal and misconduct investigations into police for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) of England and Wales.

In 2008 Deborah became the IPCC Deputy Chair and in 2012 she was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her service.

Raised in Melbourne, Deborah studied law at Monash University. Her career has taken her to an investment bank in Switzerland through to financial services regulation in Hong Kong and London.

Deborah is on the board of the International Ombudsman Institute , which connects more than 190 Ombudsman offices world-wide.

Deborah is committed to ensuring fair and reasonable decision making and improving public administration. She holds a firm belief in public sector integrity and advancing human rights.


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