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Steering Committee Composition

Government Steering Committee Members

Government Region Current Term Ends* Ministerial Lead
Canada Americas September 2023 (second term) Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board
Chile Americas September 2025 (first term) Ana Lya Uriarte, Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency
Estonia (Lead Government Co-Chair 2022 – 2023) Europe September 2024 (second term) Taimar Peterkop, Secretary Of State
Germany Europe September 2025 (second term) Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks
Indonesia Asia-Pacific September 2025 (second term) Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning
Italy (Troika Government Co-Chair) Europe September 2023 (second term) Paolo Zangrillo, Minister for Public Administration
Kenya Africa September 2023 (first term) Korir Sing’Oei, Legal Advisor / Convener-OGP Lead, Government of Kenya
Morocco Africa September 2024 (first term) Ghita Mezzour, Minister of Digital Transition and Administration Reform
Nigeria Africa September 2024 (second term) Clem Agba, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning
Republic of Korea Asia-Pacific September 2024 (second term) Lee Sang-min, Minister of the Interior and Safety
United Kingdom Europe September 2024 (first term) Alex Burghart MP, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office

*Steering Committee members are eligible to serve for a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms. Current members seeking a second term must be reelected first to stay on the SC.

Civil Society Steering Committee Members

You can read the biographies of the Civil Society Steering Committee members here.

Name Current Term Ends* Organization
Natalia Carfi September 2025 (first term) Open Data Charter
Anabel Cruz (Lead Civil Society Co-Chair 2022 – 2023) September 2024 (first term) ICD Uruguay
Aidan Eyakuze (Troika Civil Society Co-Chair) September 2023 (second term) Twaweza
Eka Gigauri September 2025 (first term) Transparency International Georgia
Blair Glencorse September 2023 (first term) Accountability Lab
Lysa John September 2023 (first term) CIVICUS
Lucy McTernan September 2024 (second term) Scottish Open Government Partnership
Stephanie Muchai September 2023 (first term) International Lawyers Project
Luben Panov September 2024 (first term) European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Doug Rutzen September 2024 (first term) International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Barbara Schreiner September 2025 (first term) Water Integrity Network

*Steering Committee members are eligible to serve for a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms. Current members seeking a second term must be reelected first to stay on the SC.

The OGP Steering Committee has three standing subcommittees to support its work. Subcommittees are charged with carrying out preliminary work to inform decisions taken by the entire Steering Committee. Each standing subcommittee is comprised of an equal balance of governments and civil society representatives drawn from the Steering Committee.

For more details on the functions of each subcommittee, please refer to the Articles of Governance.

Governance and Leadership (GL)

GL serves as the executive committee, comprising the four Chairs. It provides strategic guidance for OGP, helps build political support for the Partnership, and mobilizes the rest of the Steering Committee.

  • Government of Estonia (Lead Government Co-Chair 2022-2023)
  • Anabel Cruz (Lead Civil Society Co-Chair 2022 – 2023)
  • Government of Italy (Troika; until March 31, 2023)
  • Aidan Eyakuze (Troika; until March 31, 2023)

View the 2022-2023 co-chair agenda here.

Criteria & Standards (C&S)

C&S oversees the mechanisms established to safeguard OGP’s values and procedures, reviews countries’ participation in OGP, and provides strategic input for reviewing and updating policies and procedures.

  • Lucy McTernan (Subcommittee Civil Society Chair)
  • Natalia Carfi
  • Lysa John
  • Doug Rutzen


  • Government of Germany (Subcommittee Government Chair)
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Chile
  • Government of Nigeria

View the 2022 work plan of the Criteria & Standards subcommittee here.

Thematic Leadership (TLS)

TLS provides strategic oversight of OGP’s strategy for advancing open government reform across priority themes, working closely with the Support Unit to scale thematic ambition across the partnership. TLS also supports global advocacy efforts including by informing strategic engagements with other global platforms.

  • Blair Glencorse (Subcommittee Civil Society Chair)
  • Eka Gigauri
  • Steph Muchai
  • Luben Panov
  • Barbara Schreiner


  • Government of Republic of Korea (Subcommittee Government Chair)
  • Government of Indonesia
  • Government of Kenya
  • Government of Morocco
  • Government of the United Kingdom

View the work plan of the Thematic Leadership subcommittee here.

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