Causeway Coast & Glens Council have appointed a new Independent Member to the Audit Committee.
Following an advertisement that appeared in the Belfast Telegraph and Coleraine Chronicle in July, seven application forms were requested in which five were returned.
All five applicants were shortlisted and interviewed.
Councillors heard that Lesley Mitchell was the successful candidate. Lesley joined Councillors this evening remotely.
Ms Mitchell is a fully qualified accountant with over 30 years post qualification experience. She worked in the health service for 32 years of which 18 years was in the role of Finance Director in the Foyle Health and Social Services Trust and latterly the Western Health and Social Care Trust.
Lesley retired from the health service in 2019 and is currently working as an Audit Committee member for the NI Commissioner for Children and Young People.