The IPA Governance Forum is pleased to announce this Special Half Day Event on Thursday 12 October 2017 (9.30 – 12.30) on the topic of Periodic Critical Reviews – Why, What and How?
One of the most notable aspects of the new Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (2016) is the provision for Periodic Critical Reviews of non-commercial state bodies. Such reviews are to occur “no later than every 5 years… to ensure that the ongoing business case for State bodies, including those newly established, will be subject to periodic scrutiny and assessment”. This assessment is to, inter alia, “scrutinise objectively the case for rationalisation and consolidation of public bodies in light of changing requirements, demands and priorities”.
The Forum is pleased that Lesley Ann Nash from the UK Cabinet Office has agreed to participate and share her knowledge and insight on similar reviews undertaken by her office. She will be joined by Gary Hynds, a banking specialist, currently seconded to the Shareholding and Financial Advisory Division of the Department of Finance and by Breda Rafter who works in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on a range of policy areas including for accounting, financial management, internal audit and risk management.
The agenda will look at the reasons for periodic critical reviews, what bodies can expect and lessons learnt for both UK and Ireland and time will be allocated to allow for interaction and discussion.
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