John Roderick McKechnie QC (born 1 November 1950) is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the highest ranking court in the Australian State of Western Australia, and previously served as the State's first Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Hon. Justice
John Roderick McKechnie
|Commissioner of the Corruption and Crime Commission|
|Assumed office |
28 April 2015
|Preceded by||Roger Macknay|
|Judge, Supreme Court of Western Australia|
2 March 1999 – 22 April 2015
|Director of Public Prosecutions, Government of Western Australia|
December 1991 – 1 March 1999
|Born||1 November 1950|
He attended Scotch College from 1963 until 1967, then graduated in law from the University of Western Australia in 1972. He then took articles with Jackson McDonald & Co, before joining the Crown Law Department. He became a Queens Counsel in 1989, and then in December 1991 was appointed by the Government of Western Australia as the state's first Director of Public Prosecutions. During his eight-year term in this role, the Department processed on average 2,500 prosecutions per year
On 2 March 1999, he was sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
He retired from the Supreme Court on 22 April 2015 to take up an appointment as the Commissioner of the Corruption and Crime Commission.
- Milner, Greg (February 2003). "Judges and Magistrates of Western Australia - John McKechnie" (PDF). UWA Law Review. Nedlands, WA. 31 (1): 118–120. ISSN 0042-0328. Retrieved 10 May 2007.