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The Regulatory Policy Committee Bureau

 

What are the responsibilities of the Regulatory Policy Committee Bureau? A number of delegates are designated to serve as officers to represent a Committee. They provide more detailed direction to the OECD Secretariat on issues of management and the planning of the Programme of Work. These representatives are known as "the Bureau", and generally serve two to three years.

Bureau members participate in planning meetings with the Secretariat prior to each Committee meeting and provide ongoing consultation by telephone and through email and written exchanges.

The members of the Regulatory Policy Committee Bureau in 2020 are:

 

Stephan Naundorf
Chair
(Germany)

 

Stephan Naundorf manages the co-operation of the BRU with the regional governments, the parliamentary groups of the German parliament and the main umbrella organisations of the German Economy. His scope of work includes coordinating the cooperation of the German government on better regulation, issues with international partners organizations. He is also responsible for the further development of the Federal Government’s programme for better regulation and holds a position as advisor to the Minister of State to the Chancellor. In this capacity, he reports to the Minister of State in charge of Federal-State Coordination of the German government and better regulation. Stephan holds an MBA and a Master’s Degree in  Political Sciences. Before joining the Federal Chancellery in 2006, he was a member of the Ministry of Defence for five years and worked in the economic sector for ten years. He was also member of the management board and shareholder of an advertising and public relations agency.

Gabor Arany
(France)

Gabor Arany

 

 

Gabor Arany, haut fonctionnaire, est chef du département de la qualité du droit au Secrétariat général du Gouvernement. A ce titre, il assure un rôle de coordination interministérielle en matière d’évaluation préalable des projets de loi et d’actes réglementaires ; il contribue à l’analyse des impacts économiques des réformes envisagées ; il participe aux travaux de simplification et de réforme de l’Etat. Il dispose d’une expérience professionnelle riche et variée, en administration centrale (chef de bureau du financement des transferts de compétences à la direction générale des collectivités territoriales), en préfecture (directeur de Cabinet du préfet du Haut-Rhin), et en collectivités territoriales (responsable travaux pour les établissements culturels de la Ville de Paris, chef du secrétariat général du centre interdépartemental de gestion de la petite couronne). Il a effectué plusieurs expériences au sein des institutions européennes (membre de Cabinet d’un Commissaire européen, adjoint de secteur au Secrétariat général aux affaires européennes, assistant parlementaire au  Parlement européen). Il est diplômé de l’Ecole nationale d’administration, de Sciences Po Paris et d’un DESS de gestion publique.

Antonina Cipollone
(EU)

Antonina Cipollone

 

Antonina Cipollone is Head of the unit SG. A2, which is the single contact point within the Secretariat-General of the European Commission for all aspects of better regulation, such as impact assessment, evaluations, stakeholder consultation as well as Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). She also acts as the Secretary of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board (RSB). In the Commission’s better regulation system, the RSB performs the role of an independent quality controller and assesses the quality of impact assessments, evaluations and fitness checks that inform the political decision-making. Previously she was coordinating competition policy within the Secretariat-General and DG Competition. She holds a Master of arts in European political and administrative studies from the College of Europe and a post graduate diploma in management from the Vrije Universiteit of Brussel.

Amichai Fisher
(Israel)

Amichai Fisher

 

Amichai Fisher launched the Israeli government's efforts for bettering regulation in 2013, and has led them since then. He has served as Head of the Better Regulation Unit since it was established in 2015. Throughout his professional career, Amichai has combined social activity with institutional infrastructure in government work, as well as philosophical research in academia. Amichai joined the Governance and Social Affairs Department at the Prime Minister's Office in 2010, initially working on social issues and later heading the Governance Division, which deals with the foundations for governmental work, such as governmental work plans, improving and coordinating work processes among administrative and professional units, etc. Prior to working for the Israeli government, Amichai worked in the third sector, mostly in Aharai! (Follow Me!), an NGO which integrates youth from Israel's socioeconomic periphery into Israeli society. Amichai managed the learning center project for preparing them for their matriculation exams and served as Resource and Strategy-Development Manager of the organization.

Tina Green
(Canada)

Tina Green

 

Tina Green has over 27 years of experience working for the Government of Canada. In April 2019, she joined the Regulatory Affairs Sector of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as the Assistant Secretary.  In this role, she provides horizontal leadership on regulatory policy, international and interprovincial regulatory cooperation initiatives, targeted reviews, regulatory experimentation and other regulatory modernization initiatives. Additionally, she performs a challenge and support function for all Government of Canada regulatory initiatives considered by Treasury Board Ministers. Ms. Green is also the Assistant Deputy Minister Co-Champion of the Community of Federal Regulators, which is a network serving the various needs (e.g., talent management, experimentation) of the regulatory community. Prior to joining the Regulatory Affairs Sector, Ms. Green gained significant executive experience in the health portfolio by most recently holding the position of Assistant Deputy Minister of the Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch of Health Canada. Ms. Green holds a M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Waterloo, and a B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick.

Ruth Harriford
(United Kingdom)

Ruth Harriford

  Ruth is a Deputy Director for the Better Regulation Executive at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Her responsibilities include leading on UK better regulation strategy for the UK and engagement with the EU and international partners on better regulation matters. Currently Ruth is interested in looking at new trends such as the links between regulation, innovation and technology. Prior to taking up her current post, Ruth has worked on a  variety of regulatory roles in both domestic and international contexts. Previous experience includes negotiating dossiers relevant to EU competition policy, setting up a new regulatory body the ‘Institute for Apprenticeships’ and delivering a range of high profile employment regulation for the UK. Ruth has also worked on secondment to the European Commission to develop impact assessments for a range of EU dossiers. Ruth holds a BA Hons in Modern History and Modern Languages (French) from St John’s College, University of Oxford.

Jason Lange
(Australia)

Jason Lange

 

 

Jason leads the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR), in the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Its purpose is to strengthen the evidence base and impact analysis supporting major decisions of the Australian Government and Australia’s national/sub-national decision making fora. OBPR is responsible for both the oversight of Australia’s Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) framework, and its administration. Since joining the public service in 2004, he has worked across national and state-level public services on many complex and challenging policy issues. This includes broad experience in economic, industry, social, Budget, RIA and deregulation policy roles. 

Nadia Marin
(Italy)

Nadia Marin

 

Nadia Marin has been head of the Regulatory Impact Assessment and Ex-post Evaluation Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office since 2014. The Department is the central body responsible for coordinating the Government's regulatory activity. Her Unit is responsible for the implementation of the impact assessment system and for the quality scrutiny of draft IAs and ex-post evaluations submitted by ministries and departments. She is the Department’s delegate to the working groups of the Council of the EU, the European Commission and the OECD for regulatory policy and better regulation. Prior to her current position, she served as an official to the Department’s Legislative Division, in charge of the scrutiny of legal quality of draft legislative proposals ahead their adoption by the Council of Ministers. She holds a PhD in Public Management and Governance from University of Rome Tor Vergata, a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from University of Padua and postgraduate degrees in Administrative Law (University of Bologna) and EU Law (Rome).

Suzanne van Melis
(Netherlands)

Suzanne Van Melis

 

Suzanne van Melis is strategic legal advisor and deputy head of the sector legal affairs and regulatory policy at the ministry of Justice and Security in the Netherlands. She coordinates the central government unit for scrutinizing the legislative quality of all Dutch laws and royal decrees and advises the council of ministers about the quality of legislation. She is also responsible for the development of regulatory policy to improve the quality of legislation and the legislation process in the Netherlands. Important projects have been the development of the national website for internet consultation and the digital impact assessment framework (IAK). As head of the unit coordination regulatory pressure within the Ministry of Justice and Security she promotes the reduction of regulatory pressure. Before she has worked at the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment, the province of Noord-Holland and the Dutch advisory council for spatial planning. She has a degree in Law and Public Administration from Tilburg University and has studied at the School for Public and Environmental Administration of Indiana University.

 

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