Peter Tyndall to succeeed Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman and Information Commissioner

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Peter Tyndall was Ombudsman for Wales and Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales
Peter Tyndall was Ombudsman for Wales and Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales
The new appointee will replace Emily O'Reilly, who recently left the office to take up the position of European Ombudsman
The new appointee will replace Emily O'Reilly, who recently left the office to take up the position of European Ombudsman

The Government has announced that Peter Tyndall has been nominated for the position of Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.

Mr Tyndall has been Public Services Ombudsman for Wales since 2008 and will replace Emily O'Reilly, who recently left the office to take up the position of European Ombudsman.

Mr Tyndall's appointment will be subject to a resolution of the Dáil and Seanad.

Prior to becoming Ombudsman for Wales, Mr Tyndall, who is originally from Dublin, was the Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales.

He was previously Head of Education and Culture for the Welsh Local Government Association and before that worked in a variety of senior positions in housing and social care.