New board member appointed to the Labour Relations Agency

Date published: 31 March 2022

The Department for the Economy has announced the appointment of a new member to the board of the Labour Relations Agency (LRA).

Appointment to LRA board
Appointment to LRA board

Mr John Taylor has been appointed to serve as a member of the board from 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2025.

The appointment was made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland. More information is available at Public Appointments NI

Notes to editors: 

1. A pen picture is available at LRA pen picture  

2. The LRA is a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for the Economy, offering impartial advice to both employees and employers. It has responsibility for promoting the improvement of employment relations in Northern Ireland. It provides impartial and independent services for promoting good employment practices and preventing and resolving disputes. The LRA has its origin in the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976. Its objectives are determined by a board consisting of a Chair and nine members.

3. LRA appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments (CPANI).

4. Board member remuneration is currently £5,643 per annum, with a time commitment of 10 meetings per year.

5. These appointments are 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 (if any declared) to be published. Mr Taylor has declared no political activity.

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