Ms Deborah Glass OBE

Deborah Glass is the Victorian Ombudsman. She was appointed to a 10-year term in March 2014. Her office looks at the decisions and actions of Victorian government departments, local councils, statutory bodies and their contractors.

Deborah was raised in Melbourne, and studied law at Monash. She practised law briefly before leaving Australia, working for an investment bank in Switzerland, and subsequently moved into financial services regulation in Hong Kong and London.

Transitioning into police oversight, she became a commissioner of the Independent Police Complaints Commission of England and Wales, heading criminal and misconduct investigations into police. In 2008, Deborah was appointed IPCC deputy chair, and in 2012 was awarded an OBE for her service.

Deborah is on the board of the International Ombudsman Institute, which connects more than 190 ombudsman offices worldwide, and is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association.

She’s committed to ensuring fair and reasonable decision-making, and to improving public administration. She firmly believes in public sector integrity and advancing human rights.