News Release

Published on December 1, 2020

Following a competitive selection process, the NCC is pleased to announce the appointment of Oriana Trombetti as NCC ombudsman. Her three-year term for this part-time position begins today, December 1, 2020, and can be renewed for two additional years. Ms. Trombetti is the fourth person to hold this position since its creation in 2008.

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.

Oriana Trombetti, a lifelong resident of Ottawa, is an accomplished executive and general counsel who retired from the Canadian federal government as a senior executive after 28 years. A member of the Ontario Bar since 1992, Ms. Trombetti worked primarily with the Department of Justice Canada, where she started as counsel and was subsequently promoted into positions of increasing responsibility and with management components. She also served as deputy procurement ombudsman with the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman from 2008 to 2011.

Currently, Ms. Trombetti is working part-time as a private-sector consultant and adjudicator, as well as teaching at the University of Ottawa. She sits on the Board of St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa long-term care home, and is the chair of the Governance Committee. She is also the chair of the Board of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa.

The NCC Ombudsman can be contacted here.


“On behalf of the NCC Board of Directors, I wish to congratulate Oriana Trombetti on her nomination to this important role, and wish her success as she undertakes her duties. This appointment demonstrates the NCC’s continued commitment to fostering an open and transparent relationship with Canadians, as well as its commitment to excellence as it serves the public.”
—Marc Seaman, Chair of the Board of Directors, National Capital Commission


Valerie Dufour
NCC Media Relations
613-797-0279 (cellular)