Intelligence and Security Inspector-General appointed
Rt Hon John Key
Intelligence and Security Inspector-General
The Governor-General has appointed Hon
Andrew McGechan as Inspector-General of Intelligence and
Security, Prime Minister John Key announced today.
McGechan has had a distinguished career as a High Court
Judge and in various legal, public sector, academic and
electoral roles, Mr Key says.
“While the formal term of
the appointment is three years, Hon McGechan has indicated
he sees his appointment as an interim one, pending likely
changes to the role proposed in the GCSB and Related
Legislation Amendment Bill currently before the
“I’m grateful to Hon McGechan for agreeing to
undertake this important oversight role at a time of
significant change and scrutiny of the intelligence
community,” says Mr Key.
Hon McGechan takes up his
The appointment of Hon McGechan was
made after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition,
as is required by statute.
“I would like to thank
outgoing Inspector-General, Hon Paul Neazor, for his work in
this role since 2004,” says Mr
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