Paul McFadden

Chief Ombudsman

Paul is the Chief Ombudsman and joined the organisation in January 2021.

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Steve Pearson

Deputy Chief Ombudsman

Steven qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and spent the next 10 years working both in the UK and overseas handling recruitment in the legal and financial sectors.

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Blessing Simango

Head of Finance, Procurement, & ICT

Blessing is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in finance and accountancy.

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Laura Stroppolo

Head of Programme Management & Assurance

Laura is Head of Programme Management and Assurance and joined LeO in November 2019.

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David Peckham

Head of Operations

Dave is the Head of Operations at the Legal Ombudsman, leading its operational teams, as well as the business intelligence and transformation functions.

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Stephanie Godbold

Head of Communications, Engagement and Impact

Stephanie leads LeO’s external and internal communications, stakeholder engagement and insight-sharing programme.

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Debbie Wright

Head of People Strategy and Services

Debbie leads LeO’s HR function, with responsibility for all aspects of people strategy development and delivery.

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