Sir Desmond John Sullivan

KB, LLB

Date of birth

3 March 1920 at Waimate

Died

6 September 1996

Married

Phyllis Mahon 19 April 1947

Children

7 children

Education

  • Timaru Marist School
  • Timaru Boys’ High School
  • Canterbury University (Law Degree) LLB

Honours

  • KB 1985 New Year’s Honours List

Position held

  • Chief Petty Officer British Navy 1940-45
  • Stipendiary Magistrate Wellington 1966-79
  • Chairman Borstal Parole Board 1970-80
  • Chairman New Zealand Film Board 1970-83
  • Chairman New Zealand Council Recreation and Sport 1973-76
  • Chairman State Services Tribunal 1976-79
  • Chief District Court Judge 1979-85
  • Member Waitangi Tribunal 1986
  • Inaugural Executive Officer Rugby World Cup 1987
  • Chairman of Lotto Enquiry 1988
  • Chairman of Casino Enquiry 1989