The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information (OCEI) is an independent statutory office.

Our team

In addition to the Commissioner and Director General, we have a team of four staff which is led by Senior Investigator Elizabeth Dolan.

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).

Commissioner

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 is currently President of the International Ombudsman Institute.

Director General

Jacqui McCrum is the Director General for the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information (as well as the Office of the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner).

Most of her career has been in the Financial Services area. She has extensive specialist and management experience from her work in senior positions in banking in Dublin and London. Her last position within a financial institution was as Head of Business Support & Control for the Treasury function. In 2013 she was appointed Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman for Ireland. She was acting Financial Services Ombudsman until she took up her current role in 2015.