Director of Public Prosecutions in the ACT Jon White was appointed new Senior Counsel on Tuesday.

The new appointment was announced by ACT Bar Association president Greg Stretton SC.

A graduate of the Australian National University, Mr White was employed as the director of Public Prosecutions in September 2008 during which time he conducted a number of high profile cases.

He had originally joined the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions in 1990 as assistant director.