Thomson Reuters is pleased to welcome Sarah McNaughton SC, newly appointed Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, to the Editorial Board of the Criminal Law Journal.
Sarah holds a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney, and joined the New South Wales Bar in 1996. She was appointed senior counsel in 2011 and, prior to her appointment as CDPP, was Senior Counsel Assisting in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption and held many posts within the Office of the CDPP. Her areas of practice included criminal law, corporate fraud and disciplinary proceedings.
Sarah was announced as the 8th Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions on 5 May 2016 and commenced her five year term on 16 May 2016.
Traditionally, one of the posts of the Criminal Law Journal Editorial Board has been held by the CDPP. Previously, the position was held by the Hon Justice Robert Bromwich before his appointment as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia in February of this year. We are honoured that Sarah has agreed to continue that tradition with us, beginning with the August issue of the Journal (Volume 40 Part 4).
We take great pleasure in congratulating Sarah on her new position, and we are sure the Journal will benefit greatly from her experience and expertise.