The Department of Justice has extended the appointments of the current Chairperson and three Trustees of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation.
The Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation has a number of statutory functions including marking the sacrifices and honouring the achievements of the RUC GC, supporting the professional development of serving police officers, and responsibility for the RUC GC Memorial Garden.
Stephen White was first appointed as Chairperson on 27 November 2018 for a period of five years. The extended term will mean that he will continue to serve in his current role until 26 November 2025.
June Butler, Sandra Best and Shane Quinn were first appointed as Trustees on 14 January 2019 for a period of five years. The extended term will mean that they will continue to serve in their current role until 13 January 2026.
Richard Pengelly CB, Permanent Secretary, Department of Justice said: “I am extending these appointments by two years. I am grateful to these members who are able to commit to a further period of service and thank them for the work they have done for the Foundation over the past number of years.”
Notes to editors:
1. The Foundation comprises a Chairperson and a Board of five Trustees, all of whom are appointed by the Department of Justice. Two of the Trustees are nominated, one by the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and one by the Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.
2. The procedure for the appointment of Trustee 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 RUC GC Regulations 2002.
3. These posts do not attract remuneration.
4. More information on the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross and biographies of each of the Trustees can be found on the RUC GC website.
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