Terms extended for current board members of the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust

Date published: 04 February 2022

Justice Minister Naomi Long has extended the appointments of two current board members of the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust until 31 August 2022.

Justice Minister Naomi Long pictured

Oliver Wilkinson was first appointed on 1 April 2015 and was reappointed for a second three-year term on 16 May 2019.  Dr Carol Ackah took up office on 16 May 2019 on a three-year term.  The extended term will mean that they will continue to serve until 31 August 2022.

The positions are part-time appointments.

The board member positions attract a fixed remuneration of £5,000 per annum for approximately 12 days per annum. This is normally one day per month which includes attendance at a minimum of seven Board meetings and four Committee meetings per year. 

Notes to editors: 

1.           The Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT) is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) of the Department of Justice.        

2.           The PRRT Board consists of seven members: a Chairperson and three board members, plus three statutory appointees, representing the Police Federation of Northern Ireland (PFNI) and the Chief Constable of PSNI. The Board is responsible for the control and strategic direction of PRRT. Remuneration for the Chair is £10,000 per annum and for board members it is £5,000 per annum, with the exception of the statutory nominees who are unremunerated.

3.           The procedure for these appointments 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 PRRT Regulations 2014.

4.           More information on the PRRT can be found on the website: www.prrt.org.

Biographies of each of the board members can be found on the PRRT’s website:  Police Rehabilitation & Retraining Trust, Northern Ireland, NI.

5.           For media enquiries contact the Department of Justice Press Office at press.office@justice-ni.gov.uk

6.  The Executive Information Service operates an out-of-hours service for media enquiries only between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The duty press officer can be contacted on 028 9037 8110.

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