Centre for Change Governance

Public Sector Boards

Fri 2 March 2018Sandra van Thiel / 11:30am-12:30pmThe Fishbowl, Building 24, University of Canberra

In the wake of the increased creation of arm’s length bodies, the use of boards to manage these bodies has increased as well. But what do we know about these boards? How is their composition, what role do they take, and how do they affect the performance of the organization?

Sandra van Thiel is Professor of Public Administration and Vice Dean of research at the Nijmegen School of Management. She is currently also a member of the committee to evaluate national police law, a member of the committee to evaluate the quality care process for research at HBO schools, and a member of the Think Tank on Regional Government, set up by the Province of Gelderland. Sandra’s research focuses on quasi-autonomous agencies, at national and local level, in the Netherlands and abroad. The relationship between such agencies and their parent government is one of the core issues in her research. In 2016, she and her colleagues won the IRSPM Best Paper Award for their article Public Accountability in coalition negotiations, evidence from a face-to-face negotiating experiment.

The Fishbowl is located in Building 24 on the Bruce Campus at the University of Canberra. Walk through to the rear of Building 24 and enter the office space via the automatic double doors. The Fishbowl is located directly in front of you to your left.

This seminar is held in partnership with The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).



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