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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 2023 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.

Shagufta Ahmed 
(United States)

Shagufta Ahmed

 

Shagufta Ahmed is a senior policy analyst for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she has worked for over ten years. In this role, she was involved in OIRA’s oversight of regulatory and information policies of the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and other Federal financial agencies as they managed the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and Treasury’s 2017 tax reform regulations. Currently, she helps oversee the U.S. Department of Education’s regulatory and information policy actions. Recently, she worked at the U.S. Census Bureau to assist with the 2020 Census campaign and started her government career at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors supporting the work of staff economists in developing the Federal fiscal forecast. Shagufta holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California Irvine and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. 

Manuel Cabugueira 
(Portugal)

Manuel Cabugueira

 

Manuel Cabugueira is the Coordinator of the Technical Unit for Legislative Impact Assessment (UTAIL) and a Senior Consultant at the Legal Centre of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (JurisAPP), since 2016. He was Senior economist at the Portuguese Competition Authority, from 2004 till 2016, where he was Deputy Director of the Restrictive Practices Department form 2008 till 2013. He is also Professor at the School for Economic Science and Organizations – Lusófona University for Humanities and Technology, Lisbon, where he teaches courses on microeconomics, economics of regulation, industrial organization, game theory and behavioural economics. He is also an invited lecturer on competition and regulation and a researcher at CIDEEFF, in the Faculty of Law at the Classic University, Lisbon. Manuel has a PhD in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Management (ISEG), of the Technical University of Lisbon, where he also finished a Master degree in Industrial Strategic Management. Has a degree in economist from the Portucalense University, Oporto. He has published a book, articles and working papers on regulation, impact assessment, game theory and environmental regulation. 

 

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.

Maite Gambardella (Chile)

  Maite Gambardella is currently the Coordinator of the Legal and Legislative Division of the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency where she contributes to carrying out a Better Regulation Plan. She has developed her career in the area of public law and regulation, with particular focus on institutional design, regulatory policy and policy implementation. She has worked as Legislative advisor at the Ministry of Finance of Chile (2016-2018) where she contributed to the design of the Bill which established the new regulatory framework for banks and financial services. She also gained relevant experience in the design of regulatory agencies. Particularly, she was part of the team that designed and implemented the reforms of consumer protection and financial regulation agencies. During 2019-2020, she worked as Legislative advisor at the House of Representatives, participating in different regulatory reforms such as tax and pension reform. Additionally, Maite has worked as Junior Researcher at Center for Regulation and Competition (REGCOM), University of Chile (2015-2016), at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University Adolfo Ibáñez (2021-2022) and as a visiting lecturer at University Adolfo Ibañez. She holds a law degree, a LLM in Public Law in the University of Chile, and a MSc in Regulation (Law and Government) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Steve Glangé
(Luxembourg)

RPC Bureau member

  Attaché at the Ministry for Digitalisation, Luxembourg, Steve Glangé has more than 20 years of experience in assisting the transfer of technologies and business solutions. He oversaw various projects on an international scope related to analysis and application in the field of information flow, strategy [re]definition, technology transfer, linking in the financial, technology, industrial domain. He has been in charge for regulatory aspects in different industry domains (e.g. telecommunication, finance, ICT, energy). In recent years he assisted the telecommunications regulator as well as the better regulation linked with administrative simplification in Luxembourg. He worked/works as a subject matter expert on several international bodies around regulatory aspects (e.g. Working Party for Better Regulation of the European Council, OPSI, RPC, MRP, MRP Steering Body, BEREC).

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.

Sarah Montgomery
(United Kingdom)

Sarah Montgomery

 

Sarah Montgomery is a Senior Civil Servant with 20 years’ experience across both local and central government. She is currently the Deputy Director of Strategy and International in the UK’s Better Regulation Executive, with responsibility for developing the government’s International Regulatory Cooperation Strategy and establishing the Regulatory Horizons Council - an independent body to identify the implications of technological innovation and advise the government on regulatory reform. Prior to her current role, Sarah worked on Green Finance where she developed an innovative new approach to financing the government’s environmental and biodiversity objectives, and drove forward work to strengthen international partnerships on nature-related financial risks to green the financial system. Whilst at HM Treasury, she was responsible for the overseeing the domestic regulatory and supervisory regime governing financial services, as well as promoting the better regulation agenda within the sector. Sarah holds a BA Hons in European Studies from Coventry University and a MA in Contemporary European Studies from Loughborough University.

Mark Steel
(New Zealand)

Mark Steel

 

Mark Steel has 30 years’ experience in regulatory and trade policy and practice work in the New Zealand government, across a range of subject matter. He is currently  Director, Regulatory Systems in the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). His role is to support the development of more consistent and complementary approaches across the large number of different regulatory systems which MBIE is responsible for. These include most general regulation of business, labor market regulation and many sector specific regulatory regimes, including financial markets, energy, telecommunications and construction. Mark is  a member of the Legislation Design Advisory Committee, a body which is appointed by New Zealand’s Attorney-General to provide advice to agencies developing legislation which raises new or complex issues. Mark is currently Co-Chair of the ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network, a collaboration between ASEAN and the OECD to enhance regulatory quality in ASEAN. Mark holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Law degree from New Zealand’s Canterbury University, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Australian National University.

 

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