Who we are

The Inspectorate is headed by a Chief Inspector and has a team of inspectors who carry out investigations and inspections.

  • Chief Inspector Janis Adair

  • Chief Inspector Janis Adair

    Janis worked as a nurse in the Army Medical Services and then became a Police detective in the United Kingdom. In New Zealand she has worked for the Commerce Commission, the Independent Police Conduct Authority and the Office of the Ombudsman. Most recently, she worked at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the United Kingdom. In July 2017, Janis was appointed as Chief Inspector.

  • Principal Inspector Andy Fitzharris

  • Principal Inspector Andy Fitzharris

    Andy started at the Justice Department as a 17-year-old prison officer cadet. He worked his way up the prison hierarchy, ending up as a prison manager before becoming an Inspector. He was Chief Inspector from 2010 to 2017, then he became Principal Inspector overseeing the team of inspectors who investigate complaints and deaths in custody.

  • Principal Inspector Rebecca Gormley

    Rebecca has worked in the criminal justice sector since the early 2000s in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. Re-joining the Department of Corrections in 2015, Rebecca is an experienced team leader and has specialist knowledge in the areas of service design, offender management and rehabilitation, restorative justice and international human rights. Rebecca joined the Inspectorate in 2019 and leads the Inspections team.

  • Principal Clinical Inspector Fiona IrvingPrincipal Clinical Inspector Fiona Irving

  • Principal Clinical Inspector Fiona Irving

    Fiona had an extensive history working as a Registered Nurse in Primary Care before joining Corrections as a prison nurse.  Her experience since being with Corrections extends to being manager of a large prison health service, clinical quality assurance roles and regional director based with the regional Practice Delivery Team.  In 2017 Fiona started to provide clinical support and advice to the Inspectorate and secured her permanent position of Principal Clinical Inspector in June 2019.