International conference on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills


Sarah Box


Senior Counsellor - Science, Technology & Innovation


Ms. Sarah Box is Senior Counsellor in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In this capacity, she supports Directors on strategic issues such as mandates issued by the G7, G20 and other high-level fora, coordination and tracking of emerging and important work streams (including Artificial Intelligence and the OECD’s hosting of the Secretariat for the Global Partnership on AI), the development of STI’s Programme of Work and Budget and oversight of STI’s Communications Unit. Ms. Box joined the OECD in 2006 in the Development Co-operation Directorate. She moved to STI in 2007, where she has developed extensive experience across STI’s wide scope of activity, including in the fields of human resources for science and technology, the OECD’s Innovation Strategy, public research organisations, the shipbuilding industry, Internet openness and digital economy, as well as serving as Counsellor to STI Directors. Prior to joining the OECD, she worked as a senior research economist at the Australian Productivity Commission and as an economist at the New Zealand Treasury. Ms. Box, a New Zealand national, holds a Master of Commerce degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Auckland (New Zealand).