Justice Philip McMurdo was this month appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal.
Justice McMurdo will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, who sat on the Court of Appeal from 2006 until her appointment as Chief Justice in September this year.
Justice McMurdo came to the Bar in 1980 and took silk in 1992.
He served two terms as a part-time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission from 1995-2001.
He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2003 and has sat regularly in both the trial and appellate jurisdictions of that Court