On 5 May 2016, Attorney-General for Australia, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, announced Ms Sarah McNaughton SC as the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
Ms McNaughton has 27 years’ experience as a legal practitioner. She has been a respected member of the NSW Bar since 1996 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2011.
Ms McNaughton has appeared as both prosecution and defence counsel in a number of complex criminal trials and has specialist expertise in offences related to taxation, corporate crime, drug importation and terrorism. She has held a range of roles in private practice and with the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
Ms McNaughton commenced her five year term as the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions on 16 May 2016.
For more information please refer to the Attorney-General's announcement - Appointment of Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions