Peter Shoyer commenced a seven year term as Ombudsman NT in November 2012.
He has an extensive legal and public administration background in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Peter holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Law and has been admitted as a solicitor for over 25 years.
He also holds a Bachelor of Economics degree.
He has worked in private practice, as a lawyer for the University of Queensland and in the Office of the Queensland Information Commissioner.
Peter moved to the Northern Territory in 2003 to take up the position of inaugural Information Commissioner, the independent officer overseeing the introduction of freedom of information and privacy laws.
He then spent over five years as Public Trustee, Registrar-General, Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and an Executive Director within the Department of Justice. During that period, he acted from time to time as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Executive of the Department.
Peter serves on the Executive Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman's Association (ANZOA) and is a member of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).
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