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Steering Committee Composition

Government Steering Committee Members

Government Region Current Term Ends* Ministerial Lead
Chile Americas September 2025 (first term) Álvaro Elizalde Soto, Ministro Secretario General de la Presidencia
Estonia (Outgoing Government Co-Chair 2022 – 2023) Europe September 2024 (first 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
Kenya (Lead Government Co-Chair 2023 – 2024) Africa September 2026 (second term) Korir Sing’Oei, Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs, 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
Spain (Incoming Government Co-Chair 2024-2025) Europe September 2026 (first term) Lidia Sánchez Milán, Secretary of State for Public Function
United Kingdom Europe September 2024 (first term) Alex Burghart MP, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
United States of America Americas September 2026 (first term) Anthony Blinken, Secretary of State

*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 (Outgoing Civil Society Co-Chair 2022 – 2023) September 2024 (first term) ICD Uruguay
Eka Gigauri September 2025 (first term) Transparency International Georgia
Blair Glencorse (Lead Civil Society Co-Chair 2023 -2024) September 2026 (second term) Accountability Lab
Zukiswa Kota September 2026 (first term) Public Service Accountability Monitor
Lucy McTernan September 2024 (second term) Scottish Open Government Partnership
Stephanie Muchai September 2026 (second 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 Kenya (Lead Government Co-Chair 2023 – 2024)
  • Blair Glencorse (Lead Civil Society Co-Chair 2023 – 2024)
  • Government of Spain (Incoming Government Co-Chair 2024 – 2025)
  • Incoming Civil Society Co-Chair 2024 -2025 [To be determined]
  • Government of Estonia (Outgoing Government Co-Chair 2022-2023)
  • Anabel Cruz (Outgoing Civil Society Co-Chair 2022 – 2023)

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.

  • Natalia Carfi
  • Zuki Kota
  • Lucy McTernan (Chair)
  • Doug Rutzen
  • Chile
  • Germany (Chair)
  • Nigeria
  • United States

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.

  • Eka Gigauri
  • Steph Muchai
  • Luben Panov
  • Barbara Schreiner
  • Indonesia
  • Morocco
  • Republic of Korea
  • United Kingdom

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