Asia Pacific Regional Advancement Community (AP-RAC)

The Asia Pacific Regional Advancement Community (AP-RAC) seeks to connect members of the ombuds community in the Asia Pacific region by providing opportunities to connect, build community among ombuds professionals, and convene for networking and educational events in the region. 

The IOA International Outreach Committee connects all Regional Advancement Communities to collaborate with IOA in advancing the organizational ombuds professional worldwide. Read more about the International Outreach Committee

To learn more and to join the AP-RAC, please email the Chairs, listed below.


Fred Wright
Sue Ackerly


  • Support the development of the IOA Global Marketing Plan
  • Support the implementation of IOA training to international contexts, outside the U.S.A.
  • Support the Regional Advancement Communities work in advancing the profession through contacting recently appointed ombudsman, relevant associations, networks, and organizations in priority countries

Upcoming Meetings and Events


Date Time (local Melbourne time) Professional Development Topics (Facilitator when known)
Monday, 20 May 2024 3:00 PM Ombuds dealing with Trauma
Friday, 14 June 2024 1:00 PM  
Monday, 1 July 2024 3:00 PM  
Friday, 26 July  1:00 PM  
Monday, 12 August  3:00 PM  
Friday, 6 September  1:00 PM  
Tuesday, 10-12 September In-Person AP RAC In-Person Conference: Beijing, China
Friday, 18 October 2:00 pm  
Monday, 4 November 2:00 pm  
Friday, 29 November 2:00 pm  
Monday, 16 December 2:00 pm End-of-Year Reflection


Any questions about the AP RAC in-person conference, including visa requirements when visiting China, or information about accommodation should be directed to Louisa Tsang ([email protected]) or Gigi Alexandro ([email protected]) from the Conference Committee. The conference will be hosted by the Asia Investment Infrastructure Bank (AIIB)and MARS inc.