Supreme Court Justice Sir William Young will chair the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terror attack.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement on Monday, saying the inquiry will start considering evidence from May 13 and report back by December 10.
An excellent choice.
Justice William Young was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1991, to the High Court in 1997, and to the Court of Appeal in January 2004. He became President of the Court of Appeal in February 2006.
Justice Young was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court with effect from 1 July 2010.
He’s been a senior court judge for 22 years. Very widely respected.