The office of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People has been told that Ms Lewsley will take up post in New Year.
NICCY will not be issuing any further statements on the appointment until that date.
The post of Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People became vacant following the death of Nigel Williams in March 2006. Nigel was the first commissioner, following the creation of the office in 2003.
Barney McNeany has been holding the post of Commissioner on an interim basis since March 06.
Notes to editors:
- Please note all media enquires on the appointment of the new Commissioner are to be made to the Office of the First Minister/Deputy First Minister Information Office on 028 9052 8648
- You can read the Press Release from OFMDF on the announcement of the new Commissioner here
- You can read Ms Lewsley's biography here