LDAC members are appointed by the Attorney-General.

List of members

  • Paul Rishworth QC (Chair), Senior Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office

  • Allison Bennett, Director, Legal, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

  • Andrea King (ex officio), Chief Advisor, Courts and Justice Services Policy, Ministry of Justice

  • Andrea Speir, Manager Legislation, Legal Services Directorate, Office of the Director-General, Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Anthea Williams, Principal Legal Adviser, Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Becky MacNeill, Group Manager, Organisational Performance, Ministry for Culture and Heritage

  • Cassie Nicholson (ex officio), Deputy Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel Office

  • Fiona Leonard (ex officio), Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel Office

  • Geoff Daniels, Principal Advisor, Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Jacqueline Derby (ex officio), Principal Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel Office

  • Jason Gough, Senior Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office

  • John Sutton, Principal Policy Analyst, Department of Internal Affairs

  • Jonathan Ayto, Principal Advisor, The Treasury

  • Karl Simpson, Policy Director, Ministry of Transport

  • Sarah Kerkin, Chief Advisor, Civil and Constitutional, Ministry of Justice

  • Stewart Bartlett, Principal Policy Analyst, Ministry of Social Development

  • Tania Warburton (ex officio), Policy Advisor (Legal), Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

  • Wendy Illingworth (Reserve Member), Policy Manager, Ministry of Social Development