President Ibrahim Mohamed on Thursday appointed Aminath Ummu Kulsoom as the public representative to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
She was presented her letter of appointment at a ceremony held at the President's Office. Justice Mahaz Ali Zahir of the Supreme Court administered the oath.
Ummu Kulsoom, of Maradhoo, Addu Atoll, holds a Master's Degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Bradford, UK.
Her last appointment was as the deputy director general at the National Centre for the Arts, which is managed under the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage. She previously served in high positions at the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services and the Ministry of Health.
Ummu Kulsoom's appointment to JSC was approved by the parliament on July 22.
In addition to the public representative, JSC comprises of Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, parliamentary representative for Baa Atoll's Thulhaadhoo MP Hisaan Hussain, presidential representative Masthoor Husny, Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath, Justice Aisha Shujoon Mohamed of the Supreme Court, Judge Ali Sameer of the High Court, Judge Ali Shareef representing the lower courts, and lawyer Abdul Maniu Hussain.