Simon McGregor has taken on the role, replacing Coronor Peter White who is set to retire in November.
In making the announcement, Attorney-General Martin Pakula noted Mr McGregor's extensive legal career, which spans 24 years. Mr McGregor was admitted to practice in 1994 and became a member of the Victorian Bar in 1997.
Throughout his career, Mr McGregor has appeared in a range of matters, including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and as counsel assisting the Coroner in a number of inquests, including deaths in custody, a statement from the Attorney-General’s office said.
Further, it was noted that Mr McGregor has also “appeared before the Court of Appeal, Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts in a variety of matters, including administrative law, professional negligence and personal injury law, as well as human rights, discrimination and commercial law”.
“Mr McGregor has extensive experience as a barrister and will make a valuable addition to the Coroners Court of Victoria,” Mr Pakula said.
“I congratulate him on his appointment, and thank Coroner Peter White for his contribution over the past 13 years.”