13 December, 2010
Appointments to Pike River Royal Commission
Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today noted the appointment by the Governor-General of three commissioners to the Royal Commission into the Pike River mine tragedy.
The Royal Commission will be chaired by Justice Graham Panckhurst, a sitting High Court judge.
He will be joined by two other commissioners with relevant expertise.
They are Stewart Bell, who is Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health with the Queensland State Government in Australia; and David Henry, a former public servant who has been Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission and Inland Revenue Commissioner.
Terms of reference for the Royal Commission have also been finalised today.