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The Commissioner for Children and Young People Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 was passed into law in February 2003.
The first Commissioner, Nigel Williams took up post on October 1st, 2003.
Patricia Lewsley-Mooney served two four-year terms as Commissioner.
Koulla Yiasouma also served two four-year terms as Commissioner, with her tenure finishing on March 1 2023.
Chris Quinn has been appointed as the new NI Commissioner for Children and Young People and will formally take up the role on 18 September 2023.
The Commissioner is supported by the Chief Executive, and by teams across three areas of work.