John Price, Lead Ombudsman – Insurance
Prior to his appointment as Lead Ombudsman, John acted as a Referee, Adjudicator and Panel Chair for FOS and its predecessor scheme, the Insurance Ombudsman Service, from 2004.
John built his industry knowledge as a solicitor at Maurice Blackburn & Co from 1978, becoming a partner in 1984. He headed up the industrial personal injuries practice until retiring from the firm in 2004.
John has been a Director of State Trustees Limited and STL Financial Service Limited, Chair of the State Trustees Limited Australia Foundation and a member of the Audit, Investment and Remuneration Committees. He is also a Code of Conduct Commissioner for Cricket Australia and Chair of the Pennant Cricket Appeals Board for Cricket Victoria.
John is a member of ANZOA, the peak body in Australia and New Zealand for industry-based, parliamentary and statutory ombudsman offices.