About us

The Isle of Man Information Commissioner is appointed by the Council of Ministers, subject to the approval of Tynwald. The term of office is 5 years, with automatic eligibilty for a second term. A third term appointment may be made if Council of Ministers is satisfied that the appointment is in the public interest.

The Commissioner may appoint such officers as he considers appropriate to assist in carrying out his functions. 

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Officers are public servants appointed on terms and in grades analogous to the Public Services Commission.  Roles are currently graded at Open Structure Grade 7, Senior Executive Officer (temporary) and two at Executive Officer (one acting EO).

Current Staff

The current appointees are:

  Information Commissioner         Iain McDonald
  Deputy Commissioner Nicola Whiting
  Casework Officer Germaine Campbell
  Casework Officer Karel Garrett

Complaints about the Information Commissioner and his officers

Whilst we aim to provide you with the best possible service, you may make a complaint if you:

  • disagree with a decision we have made
  • feel we have failed to meet expected service standards
  • are unhappy about some other aspect of our service

and want to bring it to our attention.

Details of how you can make a complaint are in the document listed in the table below.