Scott Bruckard

Mr Scott Bruckard PSM

Scott Bruckard PSM is the current acting Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Bruckard has been the Commonwealth Solicitor since April 2021 and acting Director since September 2022. Mr Bruckard joined the CDPP in 1987 and has been a senior executive for more than 20 years. In his extensive career as a federal prosecutor, Mr Bruckard led prosecution teams working on a broad range of crime types.

In June 2016, Mr Bruckard was awarded a Public Service Medal in recognition of his distinguished service to the law enforcement and justice communities, particularly his role in leading significant counter-terrorism prosecutions.

Mr Bruckard has contributed to the development of important law reform initiatives, sharing insights gained in the practical application of legislation with policy makers. As a result of his work on many long and complex criminal cases, Mr Bruckard also has a particular interest in working with partners and stakeholders to develop more efficient ways to manage complex criminal litigation, particularly through the application of technology.

Mr Bruckard holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne.

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