Brigitte Windley has been appointed a Coroner, replacing retiring Dunedin Coroner David Crerar.
Ms Windley is employed with New Zealand Police as a legal adviser and is currently on secondment to the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence & Security in the role of senior investigator.
Earlier in her career she worked for several law firms, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and Disputes Resolution Services Limited.
Announcing Ms Windley's appointment, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson has acknowledged the dedicated and able service of Mr Crerar since his appointment as a Coroner in 1979.
Ms Windley takes up her appointment on 23 November 2015. She will be sworn in at Wellington District Court, Courtroom 5.01 on 23 November at 4:00pm. RSVPs are required by 19 November to firstname.lastname@example.org.