Lord McNally replaces Frances Done, who steps down from her role as chair at the end of January 2014.
Frances Done said:
Lord McNally has demonstrated a very strong track record of supporting both the YJB and the interests of young people in the justice system. I know that he will provide excellent leadership to the YJB as it continues to drive improvement across youth justice, in the community and the secure estate.
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