Open Government Partnership Steering Group


The Open Government Partnership (OGP) brings together governments and civil society organisations as partners at both the national and international level. The Steering Group provides governance and a mechanism for ongoing dialogue and collaboration between civil society and government representatives.

The Steering Group has equal civil society and government membership, and decision-making will require consensus from at least half of government representatives and half of civil society representatives.

The Steering Group will meet a minimum of three times per year to agree and monitor implementation of the 2018 to 2020 National Action Plan and to set the strategic direction of wider open government strategy in Scotland.



Graeme Dey, Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans
Elric Honoré, Chair of Civil Society Network
Councillor Graham Houston, Vice President, COSLA

Civil Society

Shaben Begum, Director, Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
Graham Meikle, University of Westminster
Kelly McBride, Director of The Democratic Society in Scotland
Lucy McTernan, Independent Expert

Alex Stobart, Mydex
Ian Watt, CodeTheCity

Scottish Government

Jennie Barugh, Director of Performance and Strategic Outcomes
Colin Cook, Director of Digital
Stephen Gallagher, Director for Local Government and Communities
Doreen Grove, Head of Open Government
Julie Humphreys, Director Communications, Ministerial Support and Workplace
Albert King, Chief Data Officer

Audrey MacDougall, Chief Social Researcher
Catriona Maclean, Deputy Director Public Service Reform, Public Bodies and Third Sector


Simon Cameron, Corporate Policy Manager, COSLA
Madeleine Fleming, Open Government, Scottish Government

The Steering Group welcomes observers attending any meetings and all papers will be published here.