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The International Conference connects Information Commissioners, Ombudspersons and other bodies charged with overseeing the implementation of Access to Public Information legislation.

Office of the Information Commissioner

Territory: Queensland, Australia

Continent: Oceania
Competence: Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI
Year established: 1992
Number of staff: 40
Head of authority: Stephanie Winson

Ms. Winson is an experienced executive public sector leader and lawyer with significant constitutional, administrative and international law knowledge. Her experience spans investigative, legislative, and regulatory domains, and she has over 20 years’ experience advising on, and working with, comparable legislation in the New Zealand jurisdiction. 

Ms. Winson has been in the role of Assistant Ombudsman with the Office of the Ombudsman NZ since 2020, and previously spent nine years with Maritime New Zealand as Deputy Director Regulatory System Design, General Manager & Chief Legal Counsel. Ms Winson holds relevant legal qualifications. 

In her role as NZ Assistant Ombudsman, Ms. Winson led a team responsible for undertaking the Chief Ombudsman’s self-initiated investigations into public sector compliance with Official Information law. Ms. Winson used this opportunity to influence and champion oversight of agency compliance to achieve transparency and open government through a systemic lens. 

Contact details: 
Level 7
133 Mary Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Telephone: +61 7 3234 7373 or 1800 642 753
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