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Appendix: Michael King’s CV

Current role

Post: Chief Executive Officer

Organisation: The Local Government Ombudsman /The Commission for Local Administration in England (CLAE)

May 2015 to present

Current Non-Executive position

Three-year term from May 2016

Ministerial public appointment made under the Hallmarking Act 1973

Previous Experience

2012–May 2015 Executive Director, The Local Government Ombudsman/CLAE

A member of the LGO’s Executive Management Team responsible for:

2004–2012 Deputy Local Government Ombudsman, The Local Government Ombudsman/CLAE

2000–2004 Chief Trading Standards Officer/Assistant Director of Environment, Northumberland County Council

1994–2000 Head of Licensing and Senior Trading Standards Officer, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

1989–1994 Trading Standards Officer, Newcastle City Council

1986–1989 Freelance journalist and researcher

Previous Non-Executive and Voluntary Roles

Professional memberships


2 November 2016