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Justice Minister appoints new Trustee to the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross (RUC GC) Foundation

Stormont Executive press release - Department of Justice

Justice Minister David Ford has announced the appointment of Ross Hussey MLA as a Trustee of the RUC GC Foundation.

A Trustee position became vacant following the appointment of Brian Rea CBE, who was previously a Foundation Trustee, to the position of Chair.

Ross Hussey’s appointment commenced on 10 March 2014. 

David Ford said “The RUC GC Foundation carries out a number of statutory functions including providing support to serving and ex-police officers and their families and supporting the professional development of police officers.

“I congratulate Mr Ross Hussey on his appointment and trust he will bring his skills and attributes to this position. I wish Ross every success for his term of office at the Foundation.”

The term of office for a Trustee will be for five years. 

Notes to Editors

1. The Foundation comprises a Chairperson and a Board of five Trustees all of whom are appointed by the Minister of Justice. Two of the Trustees are nominated by the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, subject to the approval of the Minister of Justice.

2. The procedure for the appointment of Trustees is compliant with the Commissioner for Public Appointments Northern Ireland (CPANI) Code of Practice. The appointments are made by the Minister of Justice taking account of his statutory duty under the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation Regulations 2002.

3. The tenure for the Trustee commenced on 10 March 2014 for a term of five years with the possibility of re-appointment for a second term. The post does not attract remuneration; reasonable allowances will be paid. It is anticipated that the time commitment will be up to 4 days per month.

4. The appointment of Trustees is made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees to be published. Details of the declaration in relation to political activity are included below

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