Ann Abraham became the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in November 2002. She is an ex-officio member of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council, the Scottish and Welsh Committees of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council and the Commission for Local Administration in England.
Ann Abraham was Chair of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association from 2004 until 2006, having been a member of the Executive Committee from 2001 to 2004. She remains a member of BIOA’s Validation Committee (2006-).
Previously, Ann Abraham was Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales from September 1997 to October 2002. She was a member of the Wicks Committee (the Committee on Standards in Public Life) from January 2000 to October 2002 and a non-executive director of the Benefits Agency from 1997 to 2001.
Ann Abraham worked in local government from 1975 to 1980, and from 1980 to 1990 held a variety of posts in the Housing Corporation. From 1991 to 1997 Ann was Chief Executive of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux.
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
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