Acting Fair Work Ombudsman appointed

18 April 2013

Following the resignation of the Fair Work Ombudsman, Michael Campbell will take up an appointment as acting Fair Work Ombudsman from April 29 while a merit based selection process is undertaken to select a substantive replacement.

Mr Campbell is currently the Fair Work Ombudsman's Group Manager, Operations who is responsible for the FWO's national inspectorate and advisory services.

Prior to this role, Mr Campbell was Chief of Field Operations with Fair Work Building and Construction and a Deputy Commissioner with the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

Mr Campbell replaces Nicholas Wilson, the Fair Work Ombudsman since 2009, who has been appointed to the Fair Work Commission as a Commissioner: New appointments to Fair Work Commission.

Mr Campbell was appointed acting Fair Work Ombudsman by Minister Shorten under s695 of the Fair Work Act for a term of up to three months or until a substantive appointment is made.

Mr Campbell said he was committed to continuing the Fair Work Ombudsman’s important role of assisting to build more co-operative, harmonious and productive Australian workplaces.

Media inquiries:

Ryan Pedler, Assistant Director, Media & Stakeholder Relations,
(03) 9954 2561, 0411 430 902

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