The Royal Commission is required to make findings as to
Recommendations for the future are also sought.
The Royal Commission is led by Hon Sir William Young KNZM (Chair) and Jacqui Caine (both known as Members) with support from a secretariat. The terms of reference for the Royal Commission, found in the Order in Council, sets out its purpose, scope, and the limits to its scope.
The Royal Commission is supported by a small secretariat in Wellington and Christchurch headed by Executive Director Benesia Smith and supported by Legal Counsel Assisting, Andrew Butler.
You can learn more about the Royal Commission through our Q&A, which we will continue to refresh and updates will be made regularly. The Minutes section will set out the Royal Commission’s decisions on matters such as the process for gathering information, treatment of information and records, and will contain progress updates from the Royal Commission.