Department-Agency Relations – Autonomy & Accountability

This morning (21 February 2019) saw the Governance Forum convene for a morning event on Department-Agency Relations – Autonomy & Accountability. The event heard from Dr. Graham Love (Partner at Mazars, and formerly Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority and Chief Executive of the Health Research Board), Ginny Hanrahan (Chief Executive of CORU) and Ariane Allex (Governance Specialist with the IPA). The presentations and discussions centred around what makes for good Department-Agency relations, including formal and informal mechanisms for engagement, and a clear theme around clarity of mission and roles and responsibilities. The event generated much discussion and questions/comments from attendees.