Michael Campbell has been appointed Acting Fair Work Ombudsman from 29 April 2013.
The functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman include promoting harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensuring compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws.
Immediately prior to his appointment as Acting Fair Work Ombudsman, Mr Campbell was the Group Manager Operations of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), where he led the national inspectorate and advisory service groups in their mission to deliver consistent and high quality workplace relations advice, education and compliance outcomes for the Australian community.
Mr Campbell has extensive leadership experience in a number of Commonwealth agencies. He was Chief of Field Operations at Fair Work Building and Construction and is a former Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Building and Construction Commission. In each of these roles, he oversaw the operations of the national inspectorate to ensure compliance with workplace laws in the building and construction industry. Mr Campbell has also held senior positions in other Federal workplace relations regulators including the Workplace Ombudsman, the Office of Workplace Services and the Australian Industrial Registry.
Mr Campbell is a highly-skilled senior government executive with significant experience in workplace relations policy, compliance, investigations and civil penalty litigation. He is passionate about workplace relations and the enforcement of workplace relations laws in Australia. Mr Campbell holds a Master of Labour Relations Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria.
Previous Fair Work Ombudsman
Nicholas Wilson previously held the position of Fair Work Ombudsman from 1 July 2009 until 28 April 2013.