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Akua Reindorf Appointed as New EHRC Commissioner

Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, appoints Akua Reindorf to EHRC Board

  • Minister for Women and Equalities appoints Akua Reindorf to EHRC Board

  • Appointment follows the appointment of three new Commissioners last November

  • Reindorf is a barrister, specialising in employment, discrimination, and human rights law

Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, has today [Monday 20 December] appointed Akua Reindorf as an EHRC Commissioner and Board Member.

The appointment further boosts the expert knowledge of the EHRC Board following the appointment of Baroness Falkner as Chair and three other Commissioners in 2020.

Reindorf has a history of working on relevant issues as a senior barrister and Employment Judge, including experience of working on reports and cases that are related to the Equality Act 2010. As a barrister she specialises in human rights law amongst other areas, focussing on complex and protracted litigation and high profile internal investigations. She has particular expertise in the higher education and public sectors.

Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, said:

“Akua will bring great experience, expertise and intellectual rigour to the role and I look forward to working with her to deliver the government’s levelling up agenda.”

The appointment follows a full public recruitment process that was carried out in line with Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. Reindorf will serve as a Commissioner for a term of four years.

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