Our civil society co-chair of the Scotland OGP steering group is now on the International Steering group

Congrats to Lucy.!

From: ogp@dgroups.org <ogp@dgroups.org> On Behalf Of mukelani.dimba@gmail.com
Sent: 25 September 2018 11:44
To: OGP Civil Society community <ogp@dgroups.org>
Subject: [ogp] Update on OGP Steering Committee

Dear all,

I wish to share an update with you regarding the OPG Steering Committee.

As communicated just before summer, this year’s Civil Society rotation process confirmed Danny Sriskandarajah, former Secretary General and CEO of Civicus, as one of two new members of the OGP Steering Committee. Danny was due to formally join the Steering Committee next month. As many of you might have seen, Danny was just appointed Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, an exciting new role for which he is uniquely suited. Regrettably, the demands of this new role mean he will no longer be able to join us. We trust, however, that Danny will continue to be an open government champion and wish him all the best.

Following this development, the Selection Committee reconvened and agreed that the vacancy be filled by Lucy McTernan. Just before summer Lucy was appointed as a non-voting, additional member of the CS team on the Steering Committee. The Civil Society Steering Committee members confirmed Lucy as the newest full member of the Steering Committee on 12 September 2018.

Lucy has a 25 year career in the Scottish voluntary sector, most recently as acting Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and previously as CEO of Citizens Advice Scotland. She has also worked as an adviser to the Scottish Government, and as a consultant on governance matters. She served on the grant giving committees of the Big Lottery Fund for seven years and as trustee for human rights and childcare organisations. Lucy is civil society co-chair of the Scottish Open Government Partnership (one of the first fifteen local members of OGP), and is currently doing PhD research with the University of York. Lucy’s experience and background will strengthen the CS team and the Steering Committee at large, and we are thrilled to have her with us.

Please join me in warmly congratulating Danny on his new role, and Lucy on her membership of the Civil Society Steering Committee.

Warm wishes,



Congratulations Lucy!