The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information (OCEI) is an independent statutory office.
In addition to the Commissioner and Director General, we have a team of four staff which is led by Senior Investigator Deirdre McGoldrick.
Support is provided by the Support Unit of the Office of the Information Commissioner, which deals with enquiries and the initial processing of new appeals. Further support comes from the shared services provided by the Office of the Ombudsman (for example, human resource management and information and communications technology support).
Peter Tyndall is the Commissioner for Environmental Information (as well as Ombudsman and Information Commissioner).
Peter, who is from Dublin, served as Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. He was Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales and Head of Education and Culture for the Welsh Local Government Association. Peter worked in a variety of senior positions in housing and social care. In particular, he developed housing and support services for people with intellectual disabilities. Peter served as President of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) for 5 years from 2016 to 2021.