Board Member Appointed to the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust

Date published: 28 February 2020

The Department of Justice has appointed Chief Superintendent Ryan Henderson as a Board Member of the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT).

Justice Minister Naomi Long

Chief Superintendent Ryan Henderson is appointed as the statutory nominee of the Chief Constable of the PSNI.

Justice Minister Naomi Long said, “I would like to congratulate Chief Superintendent Henderson on his appointment.  He will bring a wealth of experience to this position and I wish him every success for his term of office at the Trust.”

PRRT is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) of the Department of Justice.  It provides psychological therapies, physiotherapy, coaching and development, training and education programmes (in accordance with assessed needs) to support: police officers retiring from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), or the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (RUC GC); and other Justice partners.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The PRRT Board comprises a Chairperson and six Directors.  One of the Board members is nominated by the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and two are nominated by the Police Federation for Northern Ireland, subject to the approval of the Department. 
  2. The procedure for the appointment of Board members is compliant with the Commissioner for Public Appointments Northern Ireland (CPANI) Code of Practice. The appointments are made by the Department of Justice taking account of its statutory duty under the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust Regulations 2014.
  3. Membership of the PRRT Board is as follows:
  • Mrs Michele Larmour, Chairperson
  • Dr Carol Ackah
  • Mrs Bernie McCrory
  • Mr Oliver Wilkinson
  • Mr Mark Lindsay
  • Mr Liam Kelly
  • Chief Superintendent Ryan Henderson
  1. The tenure for the Board member will commence on 1 March 2020 and end on 29 February 2024.
  2. The post does not attract remuneration. 
  3. The appointment of Board Members is made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees to be published.  Details of the declaration in relation to political activity are included below.
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Chief Superintendent Ryan Henderson

Chief Superintendent Ryan Henderson has been a police officer for 22 years.  Having worked for Derbyshire Constabulary for 10 years he has served with PSNI since 2007.  Chief Superintendent Henderson has worked within a range of uniform policing, policy and Detective roles including Public Protection Branch.  He has an LLB in Law and an MSt in Criminology.

Political Activity:  None

  1. All media enquiries should be directed to the Department of Justice Press Office 028 9052 6444.  Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 028 9037 8110 and your call will be returned.

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