Good Governance During the Pandemic and Beyond - View from the Northern Ireland Audit Office

May 28 2020

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Northern Ireland’s public bodies have faced unprecedented challenges recent months in dealing with the immediate impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, and in planning for the future delivery of public services in a world that has transformed fundamentally.

In doing so, organisations must maintain strong public accountability and compliance with government guidelines.  This represents a significant challenge in an environment that is shifting rapidly and in which our traditional ways of communicating and taking and recording decisions are significantly constrained.

We are delighted to welcome the Comptroller and Auditor General, Kieran Donnelly CB, and NIAO Chief Operating Officer and Local Government Auditor, Pamela McCreedy, to this webinar to discuss good practice during the pandemic and beyond.

Hosted by governance expert Steve Mungavin, Kieran and Pamela will reflect on the key issues impacting on central and local government and Arms’ Length Bodies.  They will focus in particular on dealing with emergency expenditure; managing risk and achieving clarity around roles and responsibilities. They will also consider the notion of ‘reset’ – the emerging lessons from this pandemic and how they might apply to public service transformation in the future.