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Economy Minister Diane Dodds has appointed Mr Ken Nelson as chair of the governing body of Northern Regional College (NRC).

Mr Nelson’s appointment is effective from 1 July 2021 and is for a period of four years.

Commenting on the appointment, the Minister said: ‘’The position of chair provides a significant opportunity to positively influence the provision of skills in Northern Ireland. Under Mr Nelson’s leadership, the governing body can help the college to provide the skills needed to drive our economic recovery post Covid-19 and help to build a modern economy, which includes supporting the most disadvantaged towards sustainable career pathways.”

The appointment has been made in accordance with the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.