The Ombudsman

Mr. Lorenzo Ieraci, Interim Procurement Ombudsman

Lorenzo Ieraci was appointed as Interim Procurement Ombudsman effective May 9, 2016. His appointment is for one year or until a new Procurement Ombudsman is named.

Lorenzo has been with the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) since January 2012 as the Deputy Procurement Ombudsman. In that role he was responsible for managing OPO's daily operations, which include reviewing supplier complaints regarding the award or administration of contracts, reviewing departmental procurement practices, providing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, and responding to procurement-related inquiries.

Lorenzo considers himself fortunate to be part of a team of dedicated employees who work with private sector suppliers and federal organizations to promote fairness, openness and transparency in federal procurement.

Having joined the Federal Public Service in 1999, Lorenzo has held a number of positions in varied organizations. He began his career at Public Safety Canada, and then worked extensively at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as both a Senior Program Analyst and as the Manager of the Learning and Knowledge Management unit. Prior to joining OPO, Lorenzo was a Senior Director at Public Works and Government Services Canada where he was responsible for managing a national team of criminal forensic accountants.

Lorenzo holds a Master's degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University, and obtained an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Windsor's Faculty of Law.

Lorenzo is happily married with two children. His wife and children keep him grounded by, among other things, reminding him that he's "not really that funny". Lorenzo enjoys reading, doing non-strenuous exercises, and routinely losing to his children in videogames.