Staff Profiles

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson

Michael Migure, Police Ombudsman Northern Ireland

Before becoming Police Ombudsman in July 2019, Mrs Anderson had been, since 2016, the Northern Ireland Ombudsman, investigating complaints about public services, local government standards and judicial appointments.

Click here to visit Marie Anderson'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.

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Senior Director of Investigations, Paul Holmes

Mr Paul Holmes, Director of Investigations (Historical)

The Senior Director of Investigations is Mr Paul Holmes. Paul is responsible for the management and control of all investigations conducted by the Police Ombudsman's Office, including those relating to current policing and matters arising from legacy issues.

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Director of Current Investigations, David Hynds

Mr Paul Holmes, Director of Investigations (Historical)
David Hynds is responsible for the management and control of all Police Ombudsman investigations relating to current policing.

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Director of Corporate Services, Craig Gartley

Mr Paul Holmes, Director of Investigations (Historical)

Director of Corporate Services Craig Gartley is responsible for managing the Office's finances, human resources, IT support and security.

Click here to visit Craig Gartley'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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