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Equality Commission welcomes appointment of new Commissioners

Equality Commission welcomes appointment of new Commissioners
The Equality Commission has welcomed the appointment of eleven new Commissioners.

Equality Commission welcomes appointment of new Commissioners

The Equality Commission today welcomed the appointment of eleven new Commissioners, including a new Deputy Chief Commissioner.

Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission, said: "I look forward to working with the new Commissioners to deliver all aspects of the Commission’s wide remit in promoting equality of opportunity and combating all forms of unlawful discrimination.  I have no doubt that each will bring their own unique experience and expertise to our work and this will be of great value to the Commission over the next three years.

“I would also pay tribute to all those who will reach the end of their term of office in the coming months.  The Commission has benefited greatly from their knowledge and contributions and I would thank them all for the professionalism and commitment they have shown over their time as Commissioners. 

“I am confident that both the new and continuing members of the Commission will maintain the commitment and enthusiasm of the outgoing members in working to advance a more equal and shared society in Northern Ireland.”


Deputy Chief Commissioner: Rev Lesley Carroll

Commissioners: Dr Deborah Donnelly, Judith Gillespie, William McKee, Robin Mullan, Joseph McVey and Hazel Francey will take up appointment from 1 June 2015

David Rose, Tom Hartley, William Gamble and Geraldine McGahey will be appointed from 22 September 2015.

Existing Commission Members

Chief Commissioner: Dr Michael Wardlow
Commissioners: Fidelma Carolan, Milton Kerr, Liam Maskey and Stephen McIlveen

Outgoing Commissioners

Deputy Chief Commissioner: Jane Morrice

Commissioners: Stella Burnside, Kit Chivers, Patricia Feeney, Charo Lanao-Madden, Norman Trotter and Murray Watt will complete their terms of office on 31 May 2015.

Anna Carragher, Lyn McBriar, Dermot Nesbitt and Peter Sheridan will complete their terms of office on 21 September 2015.



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