The Executive Office

From 9th May The Executive Office encompasses some of the functions of the former Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister plus the Strategic Policy and Innovation Unit.

Agencies and Other Associated Bodies

Commission for Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland)

The Commission was established by the Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006. It is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the then Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland is a non-departmental public body, established by the Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011. The Commissioner has a number of legal functions and powers directly linked to the legislation. The Commissioner's office is sponsored by the Executive Office of Northern Ireland. The Commissioner is independent and the principal aim of the office is to safeguard and promote the interests of older people.

Commissioner for Public Appointments Northern Ireland

The Commissioner is the guardian of the processes used by Northern Ireland Executive Ministers to make public appointments on merit.

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a non departmental public body established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Powers and duties of the Commission derive from a number of statutes which have been enacted over the last decades, providing protection against discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race, religion and political opinion, sex and sexual orientation. The Commission also has responsibilities arising from the Northern Ireland Act 1998 in respect of the statutory equality and good relations duties which apply to public authorities. The Commisssion's sponsor is The Executive office which carries responsibilities for equality policy and legislation in the Northern Ireland Executive.

Ilex Urban Regeneration Company

The Ilex Urban Regeneration Company ceased trading in March 2016

Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation

The Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation Board was established on the 10th September 2012. The Corporation is an executive non-departmental public body and its main objective is to secure the regeneration of the Maze/Long Kesh site.

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

The Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People was created in accordance with The Commissioner for Children and Young People (Northern Ireland) Order (2003) to safeguard and promote the rights and best interests of children and young people in people in Northern Ireland.

Strategic Investment Board

The Strategic Investment Board is a company limited by guarantee, whose sole shareholder is the Executive Office. Their work is directed by Ministers.

Victims and Survivors Service

The Victims and Survivors Service was established in April 2012 as an arm's length body of The Executive Office. It is responsible for administering Executive Office funding that is set aside specifically for victims and survivors.

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