Bachelor of Laws, University Auckland, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Auckland, 2006.
From attorney Crown Solicitor' General’ s Office to partner Shieff Angland Solicitors, Auckland, 1970—1982. District court judge, 1982. Ombudsman, 1995—2005.
Governor-general of New Zealand, since 2006. Board directors Asia New Zealand Foundation, since 2000, New Zealand Institute International Affairs, Transparency International.
Married Susan Satyanand, 1970. 3 children.