Madeleine Laracy becomes DIG Intelligence

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Wellington, August 25, 2017

Public Defence Service Director and former Crown Counsel Madeleine Laracy, has been appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for a three-year term, Prime Minister Bill English announced today.

“The Deputy Inspector-General assists the Inspector-General in preparing and carrying out programmes for the general oversight and review of each intelligence and security agency,” he said.

Multi-Party decision

“She also assists with the Inspector-General’s reporting responsibilities to the Prime Minister, the Ministers responsible for the intelligence and security agencies and the Intelligence and Security Committee,” Mr English said.

Ms Laracy’s term commences on 11 September 2017. She replaces Ben Keith, who completed his term as Deputy Inspector-General last month.

The appointment was made following consultation with the multi-party Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

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