New Chief Executive confirmed for the Local Government Ombudsman

Nigel Ellis has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO).

Formerly the LGO’s Director of Operations, Nigel has taken up the role following an external recruitment campaign and replaces Michael King who in January became the new Local Government Ombudsman and chair of the Commission for Local Administration.

Nigel Ellis said:

“I am delighted with this opportunity to help ensure the LGO remains an effective and efficient organisation that puts things right for people who have suffered as a result of poor public services, while using our insight to help prevent injustices to others.”

Michael King, the Local Government Ombudsman, said:

“Nigel has been instrumental in designing and delivering the positive changes that we have made at LGO over recent years, and I very much welcome the depth of experience and continuity that his appointment gives the organisation for the next phase of our development.”

Nigel Ellis takes up the position with immediate effect. As Chief Executive Officer, he will also be the Accounting Officer for the Commission for Local Administration in England, and hold the statutory position of Commission Secretary under the Local Government Act 1974.

Article date: 21 February 2017