He also served as the Authority’s Manager: Investigations, between 2003 and 2010.
Mr Galbraith was a member of the New Zealand Police for 37 years, most of which was spent in the Criminal Investigation Branch. He worked in Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland, and Police National Headquarters, and was the New Zealand Police liaison officer in South-east Asia for three years.
He is best known as the lead investigator for the homicide inquiry after the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior by French agents in 1985.
He retired from the position of Assistant Commissioner of Police for Crime and Operations in 1995.