Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland, has announced three appointments to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland board.
Walter Rader, previously a Commissioner on the Board, has been appointed Deputy Chief Commissioner for a term of five years. Brenda Maitland and Geraldine Donaghy have been appointed as Commissioners for terms of three years. All three appointments came into effect on 7 May 2013.
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) was established as the regulator of charities operating in Northern Ireland following the enactment of The Charities (Northern Ireland) Act 2008.
The main functions of the CCNI are to keep a public register of charities; encourage, facilitate and monitor compliance with charity law; determine charity status; identify and investigate misconduct in charity administration and take remedial or protective action, as necessary.
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