Judge Kerry O’Brien appointed as next Chief Judge of QLD District Court

The Governor in Council has approved the appointment of of Kerry O’Brien as Queensland’s new Chief Judge of the District Court.

His Honour was a Crown Prosecutor in Rockhampton and then Townsville’s Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions before being appointed to the District Court in 1989. Since then, he has served as President of the Childrens’ Court and was appointed Judge Administrator in 2008.