Bruce Slane

Sir Bruce Houlton Slane KNZM CBE (10 August 1931 – 7 January 2017) was a New Zealand public servant and lawyer. He served as New Zealand's first Privacy Commissioner from 1993 to 2003.[1]

Slane was educated at Takapuna Grammar School and Auckland University, graduating with a law degree in 1957.[1]

He was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1985, and was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to personal and human rights, and the law, in the 2003 New Year Honours.[2] He accepted the redesignation as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009, following the reintroduction of titular honours by the New Zealand government.[1]

Slane's wife, Penelope, Lady Slane, died on 28 December 2016. Sir Bruce died ten days later, on 7 January 2017.[3]

References

  1. "Sir Bruce Slane dies, aged 85". Radio New Zealand. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. "New Year honours list 2003". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2002. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  3. "Wife of New Zealand's first Privacy Commissioner Sir Bruce Slane died 10 days before him". The New Zealand Herald. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
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