2022 Awardee – David Northcott, Ministry of Home Affairs Headquarters

Commissioner Gutierrez recognizes Mr. Northcott for his steadfast commitment to ensuring that all PATI stakeholders that he interacts with are knowledge of public access to information (PATI) Act requirements. He has demonstrated a commitment to improving the coordination and cooperation between PATI requesters, public authorities and the ICO. Mr. Northcott has consistently and respectfully upheld requesters’ PATI rights while also encouraging his coworkers to understand and adhere to effective PATI procedures. His positive influence also extends to providing valued support to Ms. Rozy Azhar, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs, as well as working diligently with his fellow Information Officers within the Ministry.