Commissioner of Security Warrants appointed
Rt Hon John Key
Commissioner of Security Warrants
The Governor-General has appointed Hon Sir Bruce
Robertson as Commissioner of Security Warrants for a
three-year term, Prime Minister John Key announced
Hon Sir Bruce Robertson has had a distinguished
career as a High Court and Court of Appeal judge, says Mr
“Sir Bruce has also held a range of other New
Zealand legal, public service, academic, community and
The appointment of Hon Sir Bruce
Robertson was made after consultation with the Leader of the
Opposition, as is required by statute. His term commences on
The Prime Minister says the retiring
Commissioner, Hon Sir John Jeffries, has served with
distinction in the role since its establishment by
Parliament in 1999.
“I would like to thank Sir John for
his long service as Commissioner, as a Judge of the High
Court, and for his work in other senior public service
positions,” says Mr
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