The Commissioner

Sally Winton was appointed Acting Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner on 27 June 2017. Prior to this, Ms Winton held the role of Acting Assistant FOI Commissioner since 4 October 2016.

Ms Winton has more than 11 years experience working across Commonwealth and State government agencies, providing legal and policy advice on a wide array of issues, including information law, administrative law, criminal law and law enforcement.

Prior to commencing with the Freedom of Information Commissioner’s Office, Ms Winton was an in-house lawyer with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, specialising in matters such as public interest immunity, freedom of information, and the exercise of coercive powers.