Appointment of Integrity Commission CEO Mon 23 July 2012 Brian Wightman Attorney-General The Attorney-General, Brian Wightman, today announced the appointment of Diane Merryfull as the CEO of the Integrity Commission. Mr Wightman said the Integrity Commission is a very important part of Tasmania's accountability and integrity framework and Ms Merryfull has extensive experience in a range of roles. "She holds a Bachelor of Arts and A Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales and is currently Senior Assistant Ombudsman in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman. "Ms Merryfull has been in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman since 2008 and her time there includes a secondment in 2011 to the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. "In her most recent roles she has managed complex and sensitive investigations. "Prior to taking up her present role Ms Merryfull held senior roles in the Defence Material Organisation and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations." Mr Wightman said an executive search firm, EWK International, assisted the Department of Justice in the search for the CEO. "The selection panel included the Chief Commissioner of the Integrity Commission, the Hon Murray Kellam AO and Ms Julie Kinross the Queensland Information Commissioner," he said. "I would like to thank the Deputy CEO, Mr Russell Pearce, who has very capably acted as CEO during the past nine months." Ms Merryfull will take up duty in Tasmania on the 20th of August.