Jean Wolff

Gestionnaire principal en relations avec les médias

Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:00 am

The NCC is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Saville as NCC ombudsman. His term began on August 1, 2017.

The mandate of the NCC ombudsman is to provide members of the public with an independent, confidential, neutral, fair and equitable mechanism for resolving complaints when all other avenues of administrative redress have been exhausted. Kevin Saville is the third person to hold this position since it was created in 2008. 

NCC Ombudsman

Annual Report 2016

Kevin Saville has a distinguished career in the private, public and civil society sectors. Valued for his extensive leadership and management experience in multi-faceted and complex settings, he is currently president of KSAR & Associates Inc., a Canadian management consulting firm with both a domestic and an international practice in integrated leadership and management. Kevin has been a senior civil servant with the federal and Quebec governments, and has served as vice-president and general manager of the Montréal Board of Trade. He has lectured on executive leadership and management at the Gatineau campus of the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), and has been a guest speaker on these same subjects at the University of Ottawa and McMaster University.  


  • Mr. Saville was appointed ombudsman following a competitive selection process. 
  • The NCC ombudsman is a part-time job under a three-year contract that can be renewed for two additional years.
  • The position was first filled in September 2008 by Laura Bruneau, and then in 2012 by Ellen Fry, whose term ended on July 31, 2017.
  • The NCC ombudsman can be contacted here.


On behalf of the NCC Board of Directors, I wish to congratulate Kevin Saville and wish him success in his mandate as the new NCC ombudsman. The appointment of Mr. Saville is part of the NCC’s continued commitment to fostering an open and transparent relationship with Canadians and excellence in serving the public.

 Marc Seaman, Chair of the Board of Directors, National Capital Commission

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