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Our Team

Team

Our team are dedicated and passionate and have come to the Ombudsman as specialists in their field. All of our Ombudsman are legally qualified professionals many of whom have studied or are studying for their masters. All ADR officials are appointed on a permanent basis, following a robust assessment and are subject to ongoing learning and development.
Our team are dedicated and passionate and have come to the Ombudsman as specialists in their field. All of our Ombudsman are legally qualified professionals many of whom have studied or are studying for their masters. All ADR officials are appointed on a permanent basis, following a robust assessment and are subject to ongoing learning and development.

The Executive Team

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Kevin Grix
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Ombudsman
Kevin was appointed in 2008 and is responsible for directing the activities of the Ombudsman. He read law at university for 3 years and graduated with honours, prior to studying to be a Barrister in London at the Inns of Court School of Law.
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Judith Turner
Deputy Chief Ombudsman
Judith read Law at King’s College London for 3 years before graduating with honours in 1998. She then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a training contract before qualifying as a solicitor in 2001.
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Billy Quinn
Managing Director
Billy joined the Dispute Resolution Ombudsman Limited Board in 2014 as a Non-Executive Director, serving as Board Chair 2017-18. He was appointed as Group Managing Director of Dispute Resolution Ombudsman in 2016.
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The Senior Management Team

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Dawn Hamlet
HR Manager
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Sarah Simmonds
Head of Consumer and Member Services
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Matt Thomas
Head of Engagement
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Richard Griffin
Membership Director
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Kate Slater
Head of Marketing & Communications

Support Team

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Natalie Freeman
Ombudsman Standards Supervisor
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Jo Blackwell
Accounts Assistant

Lead Ombudsman

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Rosie Tackley
Lead Ombudsman

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA Hons)

Master of Sciences Degree (MSc)

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

BTEC Level 5 Investigations and Complaint Handling

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Sam Keshavarzi
Lead Ombudsman

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B Hons)

Masters of Law (LLM)

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Teniola Opara
Deputy Lead Ombudsman

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B)

Masters of Law (LLM) in International Dispute Law

Extended level 3 Diploma in business

The Ombudsman Team

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Tom Wicks
Ombudsman
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Claire Osbourne
Ombudsman
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Tania Mehar
Ombudsman
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Bethany Smith
Ombudsman
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Jessie Smith
Ombudsman
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Tyra Andrews
Ombudsman
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Fadzai Phillis
Ombudsman
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Sarah Maqsood
Ombudsman
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Samuel Behrens
Ombudsman
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Ross Jones
Ombudsman
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Roosi Sorra
Ombudsman
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Hanin Al-Zubi
Ombudsman
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Neelam Shah
Ombudsman

The Consumer Member Services

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Hannah Young
Triage Lead
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Tia Clark
Contact Advisor
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Donna Thomas
Contact Advisor
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Connor Hare
Contact Advisor
Kevin Grix
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Ombudsman
Kevin was appointed in 2008 and is responsible for directing the activities of the Ombudsman. He read law at university for 3 years and graduated with honours, prior to studying to be a Barrister in London at the Inns of Court School of Law.
Read More
Judith Turner
Deputy Chief Ombudsman
Judith read Law at King’s College London for 3 years before graduating with honours in 1998. She then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a training contract before qualifying as a solicitor in 2001.
Read More
Billy Quinn
Managing Director
Billy joined the Dispute Resolution Ombudsman Limited Board in 2014 as a Non-Executive Director, serving as Board Chair 2017-18. He was appointed as Group Managing Director of Dispute Resolution Ombudsman in 2016.
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Dawn Hamlet
HR Manager
Sarah Simmonds
Head of Consumer and Member Services
Matt Thomas
Head of Engagement
Richard Griffin
Membership Director
Kate Slater
Head of Marketing & Communications
Natalie Freeman
Ombudsman Standards Supervisor
Jo Blackwell
Accounts Assistant
Rosie Tackley
Lead Ombudsman

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA Hons)

Master of Sciences Degree (MSc)

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

BTEC Level 5 Investigations and Complaint Handling

Read More
Sam Keshavarzi
Lead Ombudsman

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B Hons)

Masters of Law (LLM)

Read More
Teniola Opara
Deputy Lead Ombudsman

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B)

Masters of Law (LLM) in International Dispute Law

Extended level 3 Diploma in business

Tom Wicks
Ombudsman
Claire Osbourne
Ombudsman
Tania Mehar
Ombudsman
Bethany Smith
Ombudsman
Jessie Smith
Ombudsman
Tyra Andrews
Ombudsman
Fadzai Phillis
Ombudsman
Sarah Maqsood
Ombudsman
Samuel Behrens
Ombudsman
Ross Jones
Ombudsman
Roosi Sorra
Ombudsman
Hanin Al-Zubi
Ombudsman
Neelam Shah
Ombudsman
Hannah Young
Triage Lead
Tia Clark
Contact Advisor
Donna Thomas
Contact Advisor
Connor Hare
Contact Advisor

Contact

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