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Thu 8 Jan 2015

Simon O’Brien, who is presently the chair of the police ombudsman commission in Ireland (the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission), is to become the Pensions Ombudsman Service’s interim Chief Executive.  He has previously held senior posts in the Irish police inspectorate and the Metropolitan Police. He is expected to take up his new role at the beginning of February.

Tony King, Pensions Ombudsman, said, “I am delighted that Simon will be joining us. The coming months will be a time of significant change for the service, and I am confident that having someone of Simon’s calibre and experience will make an enormous difference.”

Note: The interim Chief Executive post is a new one, created following the recent departure of our Casework Director, Kim Parsons and in anticipation of the appointment of a new Pensions Ombudsman to take up that post when Tony King stands down in the Spring.