International Ombudsman Institute
|Purpose||cooperation of independent ombudsman institutions|
|English, French, Spanish|
|Dame Beverley Wakem, DNZM CBE|
|Board of Directors|
The International Ombudsman Institute (I.O.I.) was established in 1978 as an independent global organisation to help more than 150 independent public sector local, regional and national Ombudsman institutions to cooperate. Typically these organizations handle complaints from the public about the public administration in their country, protecting people against violations of their rights.
The International Ombudsman Institute is organised in regional chapters in Africa, Asia, Australasia & Pacific, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, and North America. The organisation has three working languages, English, French and Spanish. The General Secretariat is located in Austria, Vienna and is run by the Austrian Ombudsman Board (Volksanwaltschaft) .
The Chief New Zealand Ombudsman Beverley Wakem has been I.O.I. President since 2010, member of the Austrian Ombudsman Board Peter Kostelka has been Secretary General of Institute since 2009.
- Dame Beverley Wakem, New Zealand, November 2010 -
- Mats Melin, Sweden, President in 2010
- Bill Angrick, United States, 2004 - 2010
- Clare Lewis, 2002 - 2004
- Sir Brian Elwood, New Zealand, 1999 - 2002
- Marten Oosting, Netherlands, -1999
- Jorge Maiorana, Argentina
- Sir John Robertson, New Zealand, 1992 - 1994
- Stephen Owen, Canada, 1990
- Bernard Frank, United States, 1985 -
- Ulf Lundvik, Sweden, 1984
-  - Website of the International Ombudsman Institute (I.O.I.)
- "About the I.O.I.". International Ombudsman Institute. Retrieved 2010-12-14.