2 Nov 2013

New faces join child abuse inquiry

8:24 am on 2 November 2013

Three new board members have been appointed to the Sir Owen Glenn Inquiry, which has also received an extra $1 million in funding.

The future of the inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence has been unclear since it was revealed Sir Owen offered a plea of no contest to an allegation of abuse by a woman in Hawaii more than a decade ago.

Ten of the privately funded inquiry's 25 members resigned as a result.

A Glenn Inquiry spokesperson says Women's Refuge chief executive Heather Henare and former Reserve Bank director Suzanne Snively have been appointed to the board.

The former Te Wananga o Aotearoa head Bentham Ohia has also been appointed.

Sir Owen had already put in $2 million and has now added another $1 million to the project.