Appointment of Susan Devoy as Race Relations Commissioner
20 March 2013
Appointment of Susan Devoy as Race
The Federation would like to
congratulate Dame Susan Devoy on her appointment as the Race
Relations Commissioner. First, we are delighted that this
position still remains. We have had a fruitful relationship
with Dame Susan’s predecessor Joris De Bres and we look
forward to working with Dame Susan in the same constructive
and positive manner.
Dame Susan will bring much experience
and knowledge with her to the role and we look forward to
working with her to achieve the outcomes of this
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