New ICAC and LECC inspectors appointed

22 June 2022 By Lauren Croft
Mark Speakman

The NSW Attorney-General has appointed two new inspectors for the ICAC and LECC, in a move to bolster both commissions.

Gail Furness SC has been appointed as the newest inspector of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and Bruce McClintock SC as the newest inspector of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC). 


NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman said the merit-based appointments would bring significant legal experience and knowledge to the roles.

“Ms Furness is a highly respected senior counsel with more than 30 years of legal experience, including extensive experience in a wide range of high-profile inquests, inquiries and investigations,” he said.

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“She has previously held significant appointments including as deputy commissioner with the Health Care Complaints Commission and senior counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Ms Furness will bring her wealth of legal knowledge and experience to the role of inspector of the ICAC.

“Mr McClintock is also a highly respected senior counsel with extensive legal experience. Mr McClintock will bring his vast oversight experience, including past appointments as assistant inspector of the LECC, inspector of the ICAC and inspector of the Northern Territory Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, to bear in dealing with issues related to oversight of the LECC.”

Both Ms Furness and Mr McClintock will commence five-year terms on 1 July 2022.

Mr Speakman also thanked Professor Terry Buddin SC, the outgoing inspector of the LECC, for his outstanding commitment for the duration of his term and Mr McClintock, the outgoing inspector of the ICAC, for his continued efforts as he transitions across into his new position with the LECC.

“Both have demonstrated their significant abilities and made a highly valued contribution to the state of NSW,” he said.

New ICAC and LECC inspectors appointed
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