Appointment of Senior Crown Prosecutor
Ken McKay SC has been appointed the Senior Crown Prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), the State’s independent prosecuting authority.
Attorney General Mark Speakman congratulated Mr McKay on his appointment and wished him well in his ongoing leadership role at the ODPP.
“Mr McKay has acted as the State’s Senior Crown Prosecutor for nearly 12 months, during which time he has demonstrated he is well equipped to be appointed to this specialised and highly demanding role,” Mr Speakman said.
“Mr McKay has more than three decades’ experience as a prosecutor with the ODPP.
“The ODPP plays a crucial, independent role in the NSW Government’s commitment to the delivery of timely justice for the people of NSW.
“This commitment was strengthened in the 2022-23 NSW Budget with $215.1 million allocated to support the operations of the ODPP in the NSW Children’s, Local, District and Supreme Courts. That has more than doubled in the past decade.”
Mr McKay’s appointment formally commences on Monday, 28 November 2022.