The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. Further information is available at

Section 6(4) of the Act requires each public body to publish a list of designated public officials of the body. The purpose of the list is:

  • to allow members of the public to identify those persons who are designated public officials;
  • to be used as a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details.

The secretariat for the Information Commissioner is provided by the Office of the Ombudsman. The Designated Public Official within the Office of the Ombudsman is Ms. Elaine Cassidy, Director General.

The Director General plays a leading role in the administration and development of the organisation. She is also the Accounting Officer of the organisation. She has responsibility for the day to day management of the organisation. She assists and advises the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner in setting out and implementing the strategic policy direction for the organisation.