17 Nov 2015

Una Jagose appointed Solicitor-General

8:57 am on 17 November 2015

The acting head of the country's electronic spy agency Una Jagose has been appointed Solicitor-General.

Ms Jagose has been acting director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) since early this year before that, she was Deputy Solicitor at Crown Law.

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson said Ms Jagose had very sound legal judgement and has proven herself a capable and effective leader.

She takes up her new role in February when Michael Heron steps down.

The government will now begin recruiting to find a permanent director for the GCSB.