Tony Redmond joined the Commission as Chairman on 12 November 2001. Before becoming a Local Government Ombudsman, Mr Redmond was Chief Executive of the London Borough of Harrow. (1987-2001) Prior to that he served as Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (- 1987) and also Treasurer to the Merseyside Police Authority. He has also held senior posts in Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council and Liverpool City Council. He left school in 1962 and joined Liverpool City Council. His earlier posts were in Accountancy, Audit, Revenues and Corporate Planning at Liverpool City Council culminating in his role as Chief Accountant.
He retired in November 2010 and was given a knighthood for his services to Local Government.
Chartered Public Finance Accountant.
Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a Member of the Queen Mary Westfield College (University of London) Public Policy Advisory Board. Member of the Centre for Public Policy Seminars.
He is allso a non-executive member of the OPHSO Board and a member of the Pay Committee (a formal sub committee of the Board).
Sport, theatre, music and an abiding passion for ballet.
It would appear that he has never had a full time job outside of local government.
London office coverage
London boroughs North of the River Thames (including Richmond but not including Harrow or Tower Hamlets), Essex, Kent, Surrey, Suffolk, East and West Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and the City of Coventry.
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