The Director of Public Prosecutions


The Director of Public Prosecutions

Director of Public Prosecutions - Shane Drumgold

Shane Drumgold
Director of Public Prosecutions

Shane Drumgold took office as the ACT’s 5th Director of Public Prosecutions on 1 January 2019. Mr Drumgold has been a prosecutor at the ACT DPP since 2002. He was appointed the offices first Senior Trial Advocate in 2009, Assistant Director in 2014, then Deputy Director in 2017, during which time he prosecuted many of the ACT’s most high profile homicides.

Mr Drumgold has a Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Masters in International Law (ANU). In 2003, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study restorative justice in indigenous communities in the US, Canada and New Zealand, and has worked as a Public Defender in the Solomon Islands.

Previous Directors

Jon White SC 2008-2018
Richard Refshauge SC 1998-2008
Terry Buddin SC 1995-1997
Ken Crispin QC 1991-1994