The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

The Hon Margaret Stone FAAL

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Margaret Stone commenced as the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) in August 2015.  She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and holds degrees from the University of Sydney, the Australian National University and Yale University in the United States.  Her career has included 15 years as an academic at the University of New South Wales where she is now a visiting Professorial Fellow; from 1991 to 2000 she was a consultant and partner in the commercial law firm, Freehill Hollingdale & Page (now Herbert Smith Freehills); and from 2000 to 2012 a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.  Between December 2012 and August 2015 she was Australia’s first Independent Reviewer of ASIO’s Adverse Security Assessments.  Under the Inspector-General of Security and Intelligence Act 1986 her primary responsibility is to review the activities of Australia’s six intelligence agencies with respect to their legality, propriety and appropriate regard for human rights.