Staff Profiles

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson

Marie Anderson, Police Ombudsman for 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.

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.

Olwen Laird's biography.

Senior Director of Investigations, Paul Holmes

Mr Paul Holmes, Senior Director of Investigations

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.

Paul Holmes's biography

Director of Current Investigations, Susie Harper

Susie Harper, Director of Current Investigations
Susie Harper is responsible for the management and control of all Police Ombudsman investigations relating to current policing.

Susie Harper's biography.

Director of Information, Tim Gracey

Tim Gracey, Director of Information

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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