Staff Profiles

The Police Ombudsman, Dr. Michael Maguire

Michael Migure, Police Ombudsman Northern Ireland

Before becoming Police Ombudsman in July 2012, Dr Maguire was from September 2008 the Chief Inspector of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate in Northern Ireland.

Click here to visit Dr. Michael Maguire's biography

Chief Executive, Olwen Laird

Olwen Laird, Director of Corporate Services

Chief Executive Olwen Laird is responsible to the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland for the delivery of the Strategic Plan of the Office.  As Accounting Officer she is responsible for the overall organisation, management and staffing of the Office.

Click here to visit Olwen Laird's biography.

Director of Investigations (Current), Paul Holmes

Mr Paul Holmes, Director of Investigations (Historical)

The Director of Investigations (Historical) is Mr Paul Holmes. Paul is responsible for the management and control of all historical investigations, including both complaints and referrals from the PSNI's Historical Enquiries Team (HET).

Click here to visit Paul Holmes's biography

Director of Information, Tim Gracey

Tim Gracey, Information Directorate

Tim Gracey is the Director of Information. This Directorate is responsible for engagement with the public and the police through the provision and exchange of general information about our work. Much of this is done using the media, meetings within the community and responding directly to your questions. If you are aware of any group which would like to hear more about our work or wish to discuss a particular issue, we would be happy to meet you. You can contact us on

For information about the external interests of senior Police Ombudsman staff, please click here.

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