Michael Adams QC has been formally appointed as the ACT's Integrity Commissioner after acting in the role since January.
Speaker Joy Burch announced the appointment on Thursday morning.
"I am pleased that [Mr Adams] is able to continue the important work that he and the Commission have been undertaking during this time," Ms Burch said.
Ms Burch said there had been a nationwide search before Mr Adams was appointed.
Mr Adams has previously said he planned to use community meetings to help draw back the curtain on the anti-corruption watchdog's operation.
The integrity commission has been up and running for more than 12 months, but has yet to produce a report, hold a public hearing or disclose any information on the subjects of its investigations.
It was investigating three matters, and had received 140 complaints, as of December 1.
Mr Adams in December said the lack of public information about complaints and investigations was not unusual.
He said public hearings were held only after a complaint had been thoroughly investigated, a process which, "for obvious reasons", had to be done in private.
But Mr Adams said he doesn't want the new commission to operate entirely in the dark.
Putting a public face to the organisation might also make people feel more comfortable about coming forward with a complaint, he said.
"I think it is one thing to make a complaint to an organisation, quite a different thing when you have heard them speaking in the public arena," Mr Adams said.
"Obviously [speaking about the commission's work in public] has to be done carefully."
Mr Adams was appointed Justice of the NSW Supreme Court in 1998. He retired in 2017 and began a three-year term as the inaugural Chief Commissioner of the NSW Law Enforcement Conduct Commission.
Inaugural commissioner Dennis Cowdroy resigned less than a year into the role, and did not provide a reason for his sudden departure.
He was appointed to the new role in May 2019 after the government's top pick, Terrence Higgins, was scuttled when the Canberra Liberals refused to support him over his links to the Labor party, which he quit in 1990.
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