New ICC Chairperson Ms Rosslyn Noonan
At its 23rd meeting, held in Geneva from 23 to 25 March 2010, the ICC unanimously elected Ms Rosslyn Noonan from New Zealand as new ICC Chairperson.
Rosslyn Noonan took up a five-year appointment as Chief Human Rights Commissioner of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission on 17 May 2001. Her tenure was extended a further five years on 1 June 2006. She has headed the New Zealand Human Rights Commission during a period of significant change
Ms Noonan came to the New Zealand Human Rights Commission from the position of Trade Union and Human Rights Co-ordinator with Education International. Based in Brussels for four years, she worked with the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the International Labour Organisation and other intergovernmental agencies and with education unions in the Balkans, in Africa and in Asia. She also has extensive experience in the New Zealand trade union movement.
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