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Steering Committee Composition

Government Steering Committee Members

Government  Region Current Term Ends*  Ministerial Lead
Argentina Americas September 2021 (first term) Santiago Cafiero, Chief of Cabinet
Canada Americas September 2023 (second term) Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government
France Europe September 2021 (second term) Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of Public Sector Transformation and the Civil Service
Georgia Asia-Pacific September 2022 (second term) Ilia Darchiashvili, Head of the Administration
Germany Europe September 2022 (first term) Helge Braun, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks
Indonesia Asia-Pacific September 2022 (first term) Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning
Italy (Incoming Government Co-Chair 2021 – 2022) Europe September 2023 (second term) Renato Brunetta, Minister for Public Administration
Kenya Africa September 2023 (first term) Korir Sing’Oei, Legal Advisor / Convener-OGP Lead, Government of Kenya
Nigeria Africa September 2021 (first term) Clem Agba, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning
Romania Europe September 2021 (second term) István Zahoranszki, Deputy Secretary-General of the Government
Republic of Korea (Lead Government Co-Chair 2020-2021) Asia-Pacific September 2021 (first term) Hae-cheol Jeon, Minister of the Interior and Safety

*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 
Maria Baron (Lead Civil Society Co-Chair 2020 – 2021) September 2022 (second term) Directorio Legislativo
Helen Darbishire September 2022 (second term) Access Info Europe
Aidan Eyakuze (Incoming Civil Society Co-Chair 2021 – 2022) September 2022 (second term) Twaweza
Delia Ferreira Rubio September 2021 (first term) Transparency International
Blair Glencorse September 2023 (first term) Accountability Lab
Robin Hodess September 2022 (second term) The B Team
Lysa John September 2023 (first term) CIVICUS
Lucy McTernan September 2021 (first term) University of York
Stephanie Muchai September 2023 (first term) International Lawyers’ Project
Elisa Peter September 2022 (first term) Publish What You Pay
Zuzana Wienk September 2022 (second term) White Crow
**Anabel Cruz September 2021 ICD Uruguay
**Oluseun Onigbinde September 2021 BudgIT

*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. 

**Additional civil society Steering Committee members who serve a one-year term. Additional members are invited to participate in Steering Committee meetings and events but do not vote. 


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 direction for OGP, making decisions and keeping processes moving in a timely manner.

Government of Republic of Korea (Lead Government Co-Chair 2020-2021)
Maria Baron (Lead Civil Society Co-Chair 2020 – 2021)
Government of Italy (Incoming Government Co-Chair 2021 – 2022)
Aidan Eyakuze (Incoming Civil Society Co-Chair 2021 – 2022)

Learn about the 2020-21 OGP Co-Chair Vision of the Government of the Republic of Korea and María Baron »

Criteria & Standards (C&S)

C&S oversees the mechanisms established to safeguard OGP’s values and procedures.

Lucy McTernan (Subcommittee Civil Society Chair)
Delia Ferreira
Lysa John
Elisa Peter

Government of Germany (Subcommittee Government Chair)
Government of Canada
Government of Georgia
Government of Nigeria

View the 2021 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 and works closely with the Support Unit to execute efforts to scale thematic ambition across the partnership.

Blair Glencorse (Subcommittee Civil Society Chair)
Helen Darbishire
Robin Hodess
Steph Muchai
Zuzana Wienk
Anabel Cruz (Additional Civil Society SC member)
Oluseun Onigbinde (Additional Civil Society SC member)

Government of Argentina (Subcommittee Government Chair)
Government of France
Government of Indonesia
Government of Kenya
Government of Romania

View the 2021 work plan of the Thematic Leadership subcommittee here.

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