LDAC members are appointed by the Attorney-General.

List of members

  • Karl Simpson (Chair), Director – System and Regulatory Design, Ministry of Transport

  • Sarah Kerkin (Deputy Chair), Chief Advisor to the Deputy Secretary, Policy, Ministry of Justice

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

  • Brigid McArthur, Partner, Greenwood Roche, Wellington

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

  • Dagny Baltakmens (ex officio), Principal Solicitor, Office of Legal Counsel, Ministry of Justice

  • Graeme Morrison, Policy Lead, Policy and Strategy, Inland Revenue Department

  • Guy Beatson, Director, Beatson Company Limited

  • Jason Gough, Senior Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office

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

  • Jonathan Orpin-Dowell, Barrister, Stout Street Chambers

  • Justine Falconer (alternate member), Manager, System Advice, Crown Law Office

  • Kelly Hanson-White, Manager, Regulatory Frameworks team, WorkSafe NZ

  • Māmari Stephens, Reader, Te Kura Tātai Ture, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Matthew Smith, Barrister, Thorndon Chambers

  • Paul Rishworth QC, Barrister, Auckland

  • Scott Murray (alternate member), Principal Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel Office

  • Stuart McGilvray, Chief Legal Adviser, Office of the Ombudsman

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