The new Health and Disability Commissioner has been named. It is Anthony Hill, currently a deputy director-general at the Ministry of Health.
The appointment was announced on Monday by Health Minister Tony Ryall.
Mr Hill, who's a lawyer, has been in his current post for the past five and a half years and is also a former chief legal adviser at the ministry.
He takes over from Ron Paterson, who stepped down in March after 10 years in the job to take up a chair in law at Auckland University.