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Towards Greater Accountability
Lunch with Deborah Glass OBE
October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm$80 – $95.00
This year marks a significant milestone for the Victorian Ombudsman.
On October 30 it celebrates 50 years as a lead parliamentary integrity agency committed to fairness, integrity and respect for human rights; holding Victorian public organisations accountable for delivery of their services.
“How do you measure the impact of an agency like the Victorian Ombudsman? The complaints resolved or conciliated, the investigations undertaken, the human rights considered, the laws, regulations and policies changed, and most importantly, the people heard, and public administration improved.”
Deborah Glass is the current Victorian Ombudsman. Her 10-year term began in March 2014. She is the first woman to serve as Victorian Ombudsman. She also sits on the board of the , which connects more than 190 Ombudsman offices world-wide.
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 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.
This is an outstanding opportunity for members and guests to learn more about the impact and importance of the Victorian Ombudsman and accountability.
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