Head of Government Policy Unit, Public Governance Department, Ministry of Finance

Katju Holkeri is currently the Head of Unit for Governance Policy Unit in the Finnish Ministry of Finance. The unit’s responsibilities are open government, steering systems, general governance policy, civil service legislation, ethics, leadership policy and leadership support, knowledge management and international co-operation in governance policy.

Ms Holkeri is the current chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Open Government. She also served as the chair of the OECD Public Governance Committee from 2010 to 2012 and before that as a vice –chair for four years and again as a vice-chair from 2015 to 2019. Previous tasks include for example acting as vice chair for the programme and research advisory group of IIAS from 2009 to 2018.