NEw zealand | Trailblazing Ombudsman has passed away

New Zealand’s first female Ombudsman, Nadja Tollemache OBE, has passed away at her home in Auckland.

Ms Tollemache, who served as Ombudsman from 13 May 1987 to 30 June 1992, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in 1936, she was a trailblazing law academic – Ms Tollemache was also the first female academic appointed to the Auckland Law School by then Dean Professor A G Davis. She lectured in jurisprudence and administrative law.

In 1995, she became the first Banking Ombudsman. She was awarded an OBE for her services to law.

Ms Tollemache’s funeral will be held in Auckland on Wednesday, 11 May.


 Source: Office of the National Ombudsman, New Zealand

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