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Procurement Reform Board


The role of the Interim Procurement Reform Board is to oversee the implementation of the public procurement reform programme, in particular, the programme’s structures, practices and policies on centralised procurement, and advise, where appropriate, on how to address any gaps.


It also advises the Government on a national public procurement strategy, in line with national and EU legislation, government policy, national guidance and best practice. In particular, it advises on the Office of Government Procurement’s objectives and business plan and oversees its delivery and performance.


The Board is an ‘interim’ structure pending the establishment of the OGP on a statutory basis.



Maurice Quinn, Secretary-General, Department of Defence (Chair)

Katherine Licken, Secretary-General, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Vice-chair)

Greg Dempsey, Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Health

John Swords, National Director, Health Business Services, HSE

Deirdre McDonnell, Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Education and Skills

Eamonn Hunt,, Assistant CEO, Local Government Management Agency

Paul Quinn, CEO Office of Government Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer (ex officio)

Declan Hughes, Assistant Secretary, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Ronnie Downes, Assistant Secretary, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Donall Curtin (External Member)

Bríd O’Donovan (External Member)