Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata
Territory: New Zealand
Year established: 1962
Number of staff: 93
Head of authority: Peter Boshier
Peter Boshier is Chief Ombudsman for New Zealand. He was appointed in December 2015, following a distinguished career as a Judge, and in May 2020 was reappointed for a second five-year term.
He has previously held the positions of Principal Family Court Judge of New Zealand, a Law Commissioner, and President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
As Chief Ombudsman, Peter’s focus has been on a faster and more effective resolution of Official Information Act and other complaints, working with government agencies to improve their practices and strengthening his team’s investigation and monitoring of prisons and public mental health facilities.