Wayne Lines is the sixth Ombudsman appointed since the Office was established in 1972.
Mr Lines has lived in Adelaide, South Australia, all his life. He graduated from Adelaide University with a law degree in 1983 and worked in legal practice for 25 years, including 16 years in the Civil Litigation Section of the Crown Solicitor’s Office, where he undertook diverse work and represented government in various courts and tribunals.
He was appointed South Australian WorkCover Ombudsman in 2008 and South Australian Ombudsman in December 2014.
Mr Lines is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association (ANZOA), a professional association and peak body for ombudsmen.