Wayne Lines has lived in Adelaide, South Australia all his life. He graduated from Adelaide University
with a law degree in 1983 and was engaged in legal practice for 25 years. For sixteen of those years he was employed with the Crown Solicitor’s Office where he undertook a diverse range of work within the Civil Litigation Section and represented government in many different courts and tribunals. In 2008 he was appointed as the South Australian WorkCover Ombudsman.
He was then appointed as the South Australian Ombudsman in December 2014. Mr Lines is the sixth Ombudsman appointed since the establishment of the Office of the Ombudsman in 1972. He has been a member of the Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association (ANZOA) since 2009.