Eddie Lynch is the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland and started his appointment in June 2016. He was re-appointed for a second, four year term in June 2020. Prior to his appointment, Eddie was the Chief Executive Officer of Age Sector Platform. In this role, he was responsible for managing the organisation's staff and supporting the organisation's board, committees and wider membership in its policy development and campaigns work. Eddie joined Age Sector Platform in February 2008 having previously worked at the Consumer Council for five years, where he was Head of Consumer Affairs. Previous to that, Eddie worked as an e-Business Consultant and as an I.T. trainer for a number of years.