The Office for Legal Complaints has appointed an interim chief executive officer for the Office of the Legal Ombudsman following the resignation last month of chief ombudsman Adam Sampson.

Ian Brack (pictured) was previously chief executive of the Olympic Lottery Distributor. The Office for Legal Complaints described him as ‘an experienced leader with a reputation for overseeing dynamic change and managing complex stakeholder relationships’. 

Steve Green, the office’s chair, said: ‘We are delighted to have Ian on board. He has a good record managing large budgets and a varied portfolio of work. This experience should service him well at the ombudsman, where we face a number of imminent challenges including our new claims management jurisdiction in January.’

Brack has been appointed on an initial six-month contract. According to his profile on LinkedIn, Brack was educated at Birkbeck College London and spent 10 years as director of policy at the Millennium Commission.

He claims ‘particular experience of funding a wide range of cultural, environmental, science and historical visitor attractions’.