The MLA for East Belfast praised the appointment, saying Kathryn’s vast experience in improving the lives of victims across the UK made her an ideal candidate for the post.
Chris Lyttle MLA said: “I welcome the decision by OFMDFM to appoint Kathryn Stone as the new Commissioner for Victims and Survivors.
“Throughout her career Kathryn has dedicated herself to improving the lives of victims in many different areas. The knowledge and experience she has gained during the past 11 years will enable her to act as a true advocate for all victims in Northern Ireland.
“I am pleased OFMDFM has been able appoint a single Commissioner for Northern Ireland and wish Kathryn luck ahead of her taking up the role later this month.”