4 December 2014
Commissioner for Children and Young People, Patricia Lewsley-Mooney today congratulated her successor, Koulla Yiasouma, on her appointment.
“I look forward to Koulla Yiasouma carrying on the work that began in 2003 to safeguard and promote the rights and best interests of Northern Ireland’s children and young people. I wish her every success in this vital role.
“While I am sad to be leaving what I regard as the best job in the world, I am also very proud of what has been achieved so far.
“I’d like to thank and pay tribute to my staff and Youth Panel for their commitment and support over the past eight years.”
Notes for editors:
- For media enquiries relating to the new Commissioner please contact the communications team at NICCY 028 9031 1616 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each term of the Commissioner for Children and Young People is for four (4) years, and a Commissioner can only serve a maximum of two terms. The current Commissioner, Patricia Lewsley-Mooney’s second term ends on 7th January 2015
- You can read the press release issued on the Commissioner’s last major public engagement here