Northern Ireland

Ex-council boss is new commissioner for appointments

Derry City Council

A former chief executive of Derry City Council has been appointed as the new commissioner for public appointments for Northern Ireland.

John Keanie will take up the post on 1 August.

The commissioner regulates, monitors and reports on a wide range of ministerial appointments to public bodies in Northern Ireland.

Mr Keanie is a business consultant and chair of A2B, a company dealing with access to benefits for older people.