Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said that Kimber, who was DPP from 2012 to 2019, would take up his new role on August 10.
“With more than two decades as a prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, (ODPP) Mr Kimber is an experienced criminal lawyer and advocate,” Chapman said.
“In his time at the ODPP, as prosecutor, then Deputy Director and Director, he prosecuted a number of high profile and complex matters.
“He has extensive trial and appellate experience, and has regularly appeared before the South Australian Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court of Australia.
“More recently, he has worked as a Barrister at Edmund Barton Chambers, appearing in the District and Supreme Court, as well as the South Australian Employment Tribunal, the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and the Coroner’s Court.”
Kimber will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Barry Beazley in April.
“Judge Beazley has served in the District Court with distinction since 2005, and I thank him for his commitment to our legal sector,” Chapman said.
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