Una Jagose, the acting head of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), has been appointed New Zealand’s new Solicitor-General.
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson announced the appointment, saying Jagose had a “very sound legal judgement and has proven herself a capable and effective leader”.
She replaces Michael Heron QC who will stand down, to spend more time with his family, after three years in the role.
Jagose was Deputy Solicitor, Crown Legal Risk at Crown Law for two years before becoming acting director of the GCSB.
It’s a pity to lose her from GCSB, as from all accounts she has been very effective in sorting out their compliance regime and processes – plus she has been far more open than previous directors.