Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson

Deputy-Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Mark Pearson is Deputy-Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He works with the Director to provide leadership in the policy advice and support that the OECD gives to countries on health, social policies, employment and migration.

Pearson joined the OECD in 1992, initially working on tax issues. He was Head of the Social Policy Division from 2000 to 2008. In 2009, he served as Head of the Health Division where work focused on delivering health care with greater efficiency. As Deputy-Director since 2015, he has overseen the OECD’s work in areas such as antimicrobial resistance, diversity, inequality and pharmaceutical pricing.

Pearson has a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of Oxford and a Master of Economics and Econometrics degree from Birkbeck, University of London, in the United Kingdom.