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Cheryl Gwyn reappointed to Intelligence role

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Cheryl Gwyn has been reappointed as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for a term of three years, commencing 5 May 2017.

Prime Minister Bill English says the appointment of Ms Gwyn was made after consultation with Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, as is required by statute.

Ms Gwyn took over the Inspector-General role shortly after the responsibilities of the Inspector-General’s office were expanded and as the investigative and advisory staff available to support the office were being substantially increased.

Before she took up the role in 2014, Ms Gwyn was Deputy Solicitor-General at Crown Law. She has previously been a partner at two law firms, a Deputy Secretary for Justice and Acting Solicitor-General and Chief Executive at Crown Law.