President-Elect Hon. Susan Glazebrook

Supreme Court of New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand


Justice Susan Glazebrook has an MA (1st ClassHons), an LLB (Hons) and a Dip. Bus (Finance) from the University of Auckland and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford in French legal history. She was appointed to the High Court in June 2000, to the Court of Appeal in May 2002 and to the Supreme Court in August 2012.

Before her elevation to the Bench, Justice Glazebrook was a partner in a national law firm, specialising in tax and finance law. She also served on the board of a number of companies and government advisory committees. Justice Glazebrook has a particular interest in the Asia-Pacific region and, in 1998, was the President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, an organisation of business lawyers in the region.

From 2002 to 2010 she was a member of the Advisory Council of Jurists for the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions. Justice Glazebrook also chaired the Institute of Judicial Studies, the body responsible for judicial education in New Zealand, from 2007 to 2012.