Who's Who: Session B4


Session B4. Open Government towards User-Centered Regulation











- Edward Donelan

Senior Advisor - Regulatory Governance, SIGMA, OECD


Edward Donelan has been since 2004 a Senior Adviser in SIGMA (a joint initiative of the OECD and the EU principally funded by the EU). He is responsible for issues associated with government strategies, policy making, legislative drafting and organisation of the centre of government. He has worked in all the candidate and potential candidates to the EU and 6 European neighbourhood policy countries. A barrister by profession, he has spent over 25 years working in the public service in Ireland as a parliamentary counsel. Before his appointment to SIGMA, he was the Director of the Statute Law Revision Unit, Office of Attorney General, in Dublin, Ireland and was responsible for drawing up and implementing a policy to make Irish statute law more coherent and accessible and to develop and implement Ireland’s better regulation policy. He also developed and taught a postgraduate course on legislative drafting and policy making in the University of Dublin.










- Alexander Hunt

Branch Chief, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, United States


Alexander Hunt is a Branch Chief in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  As Chief of OIRA’s Information Policy Branch, he is responsible for the development and oversight of the U.S. government’s policies and practices relating to open government, privacy, records management, standards, and related information policy issues.  Previously, he was involved in OIRA’s oversight of regulatory and information policies of the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Treasury. Mr. Hunt also serves on the Bureau of the OECD’s Regulatory Policy Committee, and has made presentations on U.S. regulatory policy in Vancouver, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rabat, Rotterdam, Seoul and Dubai.  He received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations with honors from Occidental College and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he was also an International Fellow.














- Katju Holkeri

Head of Governance Policy Unit, Public Management Department, Ministry of Finance, Finland Chair of the OECD Public Governance Committee


Katju Holkeri is currently Head of Unit for Governance Policy in the Public Management Department in the Finnish Ministry of Finance. Her main responsibility areas are: General Governance Policy, International and OECD co-operation, and Steering systems. Ms Holkeri is also involved in citizen consultation and participation projects and public service quality initiatives such as promoting the self-assessment tool - the Common Assessment Framework - in the Finnish public sector. Ms Holkeri is also the Secretary of the Corporate Governance Steering Group of the Ministry of Finance. In international co-operation, she is Chair of the OECD Public Governance Committee. Ms Holkeri is currently also a member of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) Steering Committee. Previous tasks included Chair of the Open and Inclusive Policy-Making Steering Group (OECD 2007-08), President of the Local organising Committee of the IIAS2009 Helsinki conference (2007-09), Member of the Innovative Public Services Group of the European public administrations network (EUPAN) 1999- 2008 and Secretary General of the 4th Quality Conference for Public administrations in Europe (2004-06).










- Luzius Mader

Deputy Director, Federal Office for Justice, Switzerland


Prof. Dr. Mader holds a BA in Law from the University of Geneva and a  post-graduate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.). From 1978-84, he was assistant at the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva. In 1984,  he obtained a PhD at the University of Geneva  for his thesis "The evaluation of legislation: contribution to the development of the science of legislation". Since 1984 he has been a collaborator in the Public Law Division of the Swiss Federal Office of Justice, Bern. Since 1993, he has been Vice-Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Justice  (head of the Public Law Division ) and associate Professor at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration in Lausanne. Since 2006 he is Chairman of the International Association of Legislation. He has published numerous works in the field of public law, and in particular, constitutional law, legistics, implementation studies and the evaluation of legislation.





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