Ayo Johnson
Ayo Johnson
Former Bermuda Sun reporter Ayo Johnson has been named the new executive officer of the Human Rights Commission.

Mr. Johnson will start his new job on June 12. For the past two years he has been working at the Government's Department of Communication and Information, where he provided communications support to several Government Ministries and the Cabinet Office.

Before joining the civil service, he worked for six years as a print journalist, produced a youth television programme, served as a member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International Bermuda section, and led human rights advocacy campaigns in Bermuda and the United Kingdom.

A press release from DCI states that Mr. Johnson also has an entrepreneurial background, having owned and managed a restaurant and a small tour operator in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and worked in various capacities in independent film in New York City.

Mr. Johnson completed a Georgetown University/University of Oxford joint programme in International Human Rights Law, holds a Diploma in Computer Technology from New York University and is currently pursuing studies in Strategic Communication Management with the International Association of Business Communicators and graduate studies in Sustainable Development with Imperial College, London.