The Government has selected Justice Panckhurst to chair the Royal Commission.
He is the second longest serving High Court Judge, having been a Judge since 1996. He also spent seven years as the Crown Solicitor covering Canterbury and the West Coast, which is useful.
Justice Panckhurst was a sole barrister and QC prior to his appointment to the High Court. He also seemed to have become a partner in a law firm, four years after graduating.
Interest will now focus on who the other two members will be.Tags: Justice Panckhurst, Pike River