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August 15, 2020
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8th Chief Ombudsman Appointed

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The Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea has welcomed the appointment of Richard Pagen as the 8th Chief Ombudsman.

This follows his swearing in at Government House on Tuesday 28th July 2020.

Pagen was acting in the position of Chief Ombudsman prior to the confirmation of his appointment on Thursday (July 2) by the Ombudsman Appointments Committee, in accordance with Section 217(1)(2) of the Constitution.

Pagen is a long serving member of the Commission with 20 years of service to the Commission.

He first joined the service of the Commission as an Investigator and later as a Senior Investigator and Team Leader in the Leadership Division, before being appointed the Director of Leadership Division until his acting appointment as an Ombudsman in 2016.

He was confirmed as an Ombudsman in 2017 and became the Acting Chief Ombudsman in October 2019 before his confirmation as the Chief Ombudsman.

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