Appointments to the Open Data Governance Board

December 6, 2018

Following a call for expressions of interest, Minister Patrick O'Donovan has appointment the following to the Open Data Governance Board

  • Mr. Seamus Murphy, Chief Digital Officer, AIB
  • Mr Martin Quigley, Head of the Affordable Childcare Scheme, Pobal
  • Dr. Bahareh Heravi, Assistant Professor in Information & Communication Studies, UCD
  • Mr. Cianán Clancy, Head of Innovation and Strategy, Independent News and Media, Plc.

The Open Data Governance Board was established in 2015. The Board provides srategic leadership and governance in line with international best practice in the area of Open Data. It is tasked with considering how to improve the capacity and capability of public bodies in implementing Open Data, and considering opportunities to maximise the value of public sector data and information for long-term economic, social and democratic benefits. The Board also oversees implementation of the national Open Data Strategy 2017-2022 in conjunction with the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform.

We look forward to working with the new Board members in 2019.