Kimberley Bingham becomes Acting Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

Today, Kimberley Bingham will take over as Acting Prisons and Probation Ombudsman after Sue McAllister’s retirement.

This is an interim arrangement while the recruitment of a permanent Ombudsman is completed.

Kimberley has been the Deputy Ombudsman of Learning Lessons and Strategic Support for 6 years, where she was responsible for driving the learning lessons agenda and providing strategic support to the office.

Kimberley said, “I’m very pleased to be taking on the Ombudsman role on an interim basis. I am grateful to Sue McAllister for her leadership during the past 4 years. Although my time in the role will be temporary, I will ensure we continue to deliver an effective service across the organisation and are well-prepared for the appointment of the new Ombudsman”.