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Members of the Commission

Members of the Ombudsman Commission (MOC)

The Ombudsman Commission is headed by a Chief Ombudsman and two Ombudsmen. The members of the Commission for this reporting period are Chief Ombudsman Chronox Manek, Ombudsman John Nero and Ombudsman Phoebe Sangetari.

Chief Ombudsman Chronox Manek LLB,LLM,OL

Chief Ombudsmari Chronox Manek is from Wambangan village,Boana District,in the Morobe Province.Mr Manek holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea and Masters of Laws Degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.Mr Manek was appointed Public Solicitor of PNG in 1999 and Public Prosecutor of PNG in 2001 prier to joining the Ombudsman Commission on July 3, 2008.During the course of his career, Mr Manek has been appointed to a number of key organizations both in the country and abroad, notably,co-Chairman of the Inteinatianal Association of Prosecutors World Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Director of Asia Crime Prevention and Foundation,Director on the International Ombudsman Institute, Vice-Chairman of the Pacific Ombudsman Alliance and more recently elected as an Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) to name a few

Ombudsman John John Nero,BAC MBA

Ombudsman John Nero comes from Kasena village in the Eastern Highlands Province. Mr Nero holds a Bachelor in Commerce (BAC) degree from the University of Papua New Giuinea. He joined the Finance and Planning Department as a Finance Inspector for four years before joining the Ombudsman Commission as a Senior Investigator and later Deputy Director (Leadership) in April 2002 until his acting appointment as Ombudsman in February 2005. Ombudsman Nero holds a Masters in Business Administration, (MBA) from the Queensland University in Brisbane, Australia, having graduated in 1999 and is an active member of the Certified Practising Accountants. CPA PNG

Ombudsman Phoebe Sangetari, LLB LLM

Ombudsman Phoebe Sangetari comes from Samba village in the Oro Province. Ms Sangetari was appointed as Ombudsman on 15 November 2007 and filled the position vacated by Ombudsman Peter Masi whose term expired on 4 May 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Law Degree and a Master of Law Degree from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Prior to her appointment as an Ombudsman, Ms Sangetari served as an officer of the Ombudsman Commission and held various senior positions with the legal fraternity and mainstream government departments. Ms Sangetari is the second Woman Ombudsman after Ms Jean Kekedo in the history of PNG. She is a member of the PNG Law Society

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