Sven Bluemmel

Information Commissioner @ Victorian Information Commissioner

Sven Bluemmel was appointed as the inaugural Victorian Information Commissioner in September 2017.

Prior to his current role, Sven served as Western Australian Information Commissioner for eight years.  During that time he was also a member of the State Records Commission alongside the Auditor General, the Ombudsman and a records management expert appointed by the Governor.

Before 2009, Sven held senior positions in the Western Australian Public Sector Commission, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (WA) and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra.  Sven also practised law in the private sector in Melbourne and Perth in the areas of information and privacy law.

Sven is a regular contributor to Australian and international publications, particularly in the areas of information law, technology law and administrative law.  He has delivered guest lectures at various institutions including Monash University, the Australian National University, the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and the University of Canberra.  He is a fellow of Leadership Western Australia and actively participates in the community, including through his prior involvement with the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program.  He has also served as President of the Institute of Public Administration in Western Australia for three years.

Sven holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Science, both from the Australian National University.