EHRC reappointing Helen Mahy and Alasdair Henderson for second term

The two commissioners will continue to bring their skills and experience to the roles, it was announced today Friday 6 May.

Alasdair Henderson is a barrister at 1 Crown Office Row, specialising in public law, human rights, employment law and equality law. He previously worked in Rwanda for International Justice Mission, investigating cases of land rights violations.

Helen Mahy was, until she retired in 2013, Group Company Secretary and General Counsel of National Grid plc for 10 years. At National Grid she was also executive sponsor of inclusion and diversity, about which she is passionate.

Both Henderson and Mahy have served as Commissioners since 2018.

The Board of Commissioners is the highest level decision-making body in the organisation, responsible for the strategic oversight of the EHRC.

The EHRC is Great Britain’s designated equality body and ‘A-rated’ national human rights institution. These new appointments will assist the EHRC to fulfil its role as the country’s expert body on equality and human rights issues.

These appointments are made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this Code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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