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:
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.