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Steering Committee Composition

Government Steering Committee Members

Government Region Current Term Ends* Ministerial Lead
Canada Americas September 2023 (second term) Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board
Estonia (Incoming Government Co-Chair 2022 – 2023) Europe September 2024 (first term) Taimar Peterkop, Secretary Of State
Georgia Asia-Pacific September 2022 (second term) Natia Mezvrishvili, 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
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 (Lead Government Co-Chair 2020-2021) Asia-Pacific September 2024 (second term) Hae-cheol Jeon, Minister of the Interior and Safety
United Kingdom Europe September 2024 (first term) Julia Lopez, 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
Maria Baron (Lead Civil Society Co-Chair 2020 – 2021) December 2021 (second term) Directorio Legislativo
Anabel Cruz (Incoming Civil Society Co-Chair 2022 – 2023) September 2024 (first term) ICD Uruguay
Helen Darbishire September 2022 (second term) Access Info Europe
Aidan Eyakuze (Incoming Civil Society Co-Chair 2021 – 2022) September 2022 (second term) Twaweza
Blair Glencorse September 2023 (first term) Accountability Lab
Lysa John September 2023 (first term) CIVICUS
Lucy McTernan September 2024 (second term) University of York
Stephanie Muchai September 2023 (first term) International Lawyers Project
Luben Panov** September 2024 (first term) European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Elisa Peter September 2022 (first term) Publish What You Pay
Doug Rutzen September 2024 (first term) International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Zuzana Wienk September 2022 (second term) White Crow

*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. **Formal term with voting privileges begins on January 1, 2022.


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 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)
  • Government of Estonia (Incoming Government Co-Chair 2022 – 2023)
  • Anabel Cruz (Incoming 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.

  • Lucy McTernan (Subcommittee Civil Society Chair)
  • Lysa John
  • Elisa Peter
  • Doug Rutzen

 

  • 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, 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)
  • Helen Darbishire
  • Steph Muchai
  • Luben Panov
  • Zuzana Wienk

 

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

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

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