EHRC welcomes appointment of new Commissioner for Wales

Published: 29 Mar 2022

Welcoming the Secretary of State and Minister for Women and Equalities’ decision to appoint Eryl Besse as the new Commissioner for Wales at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Marcial Boo, Chief Executive of the EHRC, said:

"Mae’n bleser mawr gennyf groesawu Eryl Besse i’r Comisiwn.

“We are very pleased to welcome Eryl as the Commission’s Wales Commissioner.

“Eryl’s experience as a lawyer, board member and advisor on issues ranging from education to counter-terrorism will enable her to support our work as an independent, authoritative regulator of equality and human rights laws and standards in Britain."

Eryl Besse, Wales Commissioner, said:

"I am honoured to be appointed to the role of  Wales Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

“It is an important time to become part of the EHRC as it launches its new three-year strategy to promote and uphold equality and human rights laws and standards across Wales and the rest of Britain.

“I look forward to working closely with the Commission’s team in Wales, the people and organisations of Wales, and to representing Wales on the EHRC Board."

Rev Ruth Coombs, Head of Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission, added: 

"Eryl Besse is a legal professional with both domestic and international experience, a fearless advocate for education in Wales and a Welsh first language speaker. We are delighted she will be championing the work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission both in Wales and across Britain."

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