Credit Ombudsman appoints new deputy

The Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO) has announced the appointment of Mr Tim Gough as its new Deputy Ombudsman.

Announcing Mr Gough’s appointment today, Mr Raj Venga, CIO Ombudsman, said he was delighted that Mr Gough had accepted the position.

“Tim brings to the role enormous intellectual rigour and extensive experience in financial services law. He is well regarded by both consumer and industry stakeholders.

His strong record of achievement includes various senior roles at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), specialising in consumer credit and banking, insurance and regulatory and compliance work”, said Mr Venga.

Apart from his eleven years at ASIC in a regulatory role, Mr Gough cut his teeth as a leading consumer advocate at the Consumer Law Centre (ACT) and the Consumer Credit Legal Service (VIC).

“The depth of his regulatory experience makes Tim eminently qualified for the role of Deputy Ombudsman”, added Mr Venga.

Mr Gough, who will be on an initial 12 month contract, will commence as CIO’s Deputy Ombudsman in early April 2016.