I am the Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Open Government Network. In my day job I am a Policy Advisor for a Healthcare Regulator in Northern Ireland. I have worked in the Community and Voluntary sector for a number of years before working for the trade union movement. My background is in training and campaign and has been involved in a number of campaigns at local and national level. I would describe myself as a political nerd and got involved with the NI Open Government Network because I believe that open government can play a key role in opening up decision making and ensure the voice of the citizen is heard.