Former Parades chair Osborne appointed to Community Relations council

Former chair of the Parades Commission Peter Osborne

Former chair of the Parades Commission Peter Osborne

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The Community Relations Council has announced former Parades Commission chairman Peter Osborne as the new chairman of its board.

Mr Osborne takes over this month from Tony McCusker, who was chairman from 2008-2013. His appointment follows an open recruitment process. Mr Osborne has been chair of the Parades Commission and was a voluntary review panel member for the Peace II and III programmes. He was a director of the Building Change Trust and co-founded and chaired Landmark East, a property-based social enterprise in east Belfast, with an asset base of around £3m.

Mr Osborne said: “As recent events show reconciliation is needed now more than ever, but there is still much work to be done and many challenges ahead.”

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