The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 provides that the Standards in Public Office Commission will establish and maintain an online register of lobbying activity.

The purpose of the register is to make information available to the public on the identity of those communicating with designated public officials on specific policy, legislative matters or prospective decisions.

Lobbyists must report on their interactions with the Designated Public Officials.

Section 6(4) of the Act requires each public body to publish a list of designated public officials of the body.

The purpose of the list is twofold:

  • to allow members of the public to identify those persons who are designated public officials
  • to act as a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details

The National Disability Authority’s Designated Public Officials are set out below.

Dr Aideen Hartney, Chief Executive. Dr Hartney has overall responsibility for coordination and oversight of the work of the NDA , the independent statutory body that provides information and advice to Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities.

Dr Rosalyn Tamming, Head of Policy, Research & Public Affairs. Dr Tamming heads the team who carry out research and provide evidence-informed guidance on disability policy and practice directly to Government.

Dr Ger Craddock, Chief Officer, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) and Standards & Monitoring. Dr Craddock heads the team within the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design which works to develop guidelines and highlight good practice in relation to Universal Design.