Chief Inspector welcomes appointment of successor

CJI’s Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan has welcomed the appointment of Jacqui Durkin as his successor with effect from 30 November 2019.
Following the announcement today by the Department of Justice that Ms Durkin is to take up the post, Mr McGuigan extended his congratulations and best wishes for the future.
“Jacqui is a person I have known for over 15 years and I believe she will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the position.  During her time with the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service as Chief Executive and other senior positions she held within the Northern Ireland Court Service, Jacqui was a strong advocate for increased accountability and independent oversight.
“I wish her every success as she joins CJI and as she seeks to ensure the organisation maintains its ongoing commitment to provide independent, impartial oversight and inspection of the criminal justice system” he said.
Mr McGuigan will step down from his position as Chief Inspector on 29 November 2019 after 15 years with the organisation initially as Deputy Chief Inspector and Chief Executive (2004-12) and subsequently as Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland from 2012 onwards.