Auckland coroner Morag McDowell new Health and Disability Commissioner

Auckland coroner Morag McDowell has been appointed the new Health and Disability Commissioner.

McDowell, a once part-time opera singer, replaces Anthony Hill, who has been at the helm of the health watchdog since 2010.

Health Minister David Clark made the announcement today, saying McDowell would take over the role on September 7.

"Morag McDowell is highly regarded and is an exceptionally experienced and qualified individual who will make an outstanding Commissioner," Clark said.


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Abridged, taken from an article in the NZ Herald, 22 July 2020