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The Ombudsman Commission welcomes the appointment of Ombudsman Michael Dick as the Acting Chief Ombudsman and Mr Pagen as the Acting Ombudsman.
Acting Chief Ombudsman Michael Dick
Ombudsman Dick fills the position left vacant by former Acting chief Ombudsman Phoebe Sangetary. Ombudsman Michael Dick has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from the University of Papua New Guinea.
Among other employments, Ombudsman Dick has served as Provincial Chief Tax collector with the Eastern Highlands Province; Financial Controller/Accountant with the Eastern Highlands Development Corporation, Director Corporate Services with Department of Health; Senior Investigator with the Leadership Division of the Ombudsman Commission; First Secretary with the Ministry of Police; and is currently the Accountant Ombudsman with the Commission prior to his appointment as the Acting Chief Ombudsman.
Acting Chief Ombudsman Michael Dick come froms Siane LLG in Chuave District, Simbu Province.
Acting Ombudsman Richard Pagen
Mr Pagen has a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Law Degree from The University of Papua New Guinea and an Honours Degree from The University of Tasmania, Australia.
Prior to joining the Ombudsman Commission in 1999, Mr Pagen has served as a Geologist with Minorco Exploration Limited based in Port Morseby, CRA Exploration based in Mt Hagen; and was previously Interim Director, National Anti-Corruption Alliance (NACA), now commonly known as Task Force Sweep.
Mr Pagen comes from Laiagam District in Enga Province.