Dame Silvia Cartwright named EQC inquiry chair

Publish Date
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 1:11PM
Former Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright. Photo / Dean Purcell

Dame Silvia Cartwright named EQC inquiry chair

Publish Date
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 1:11PM

Dame Silvia Cartwright will lead the independent inquiry into the Earthquake Commission.

Minister responsible for EQC Megan Woods says this inquiry is not about settling individual claims, as other mechanisms will do that.

She says Dame Silvia has enormous mana and experience with public enquiries, leading the famous 1980's Cartwright Inquiry into Auckland National Women's Hospital and serving on the Cambodian War Crimes Tribunal.

The Inquiry will report back by the end of June next year.