Following the announcement by the Minister for Finance earlier this summer that an Independent Review would be carried out into the systems, structures and processes used by the Department of Finance in relation to those elements of economic management that are relevant to its role and operations, the Minister has announced that the following individuals have been appointed to the Review Panel:

  • Mr Rob Wright, as chairman of the Group;
  • Mr Hans Borstlap;
  • Mr John Malone and Mr Pat McArdle (who will be providing support and assistance to the Panel).

The terms of reference of the Group are that it will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the systems, structures and processes of the Department of Finance relating to those elements of budgetary, economic, financial and public service management that are relevant to its role.