Head of Tax Policy and Statistics, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
David Bradbury is the Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). David is an Australian national and joined the OECD in April 2014, where he now leads a team of economists, lawyers and statisticians who are focused on delivering high quality economic analysis and tax policy advice, and providing internationally comparable tax data and statistical analysis. As a member of the management team at the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, David was a key contributor to the delivery of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project and its implementation. He has also led the OECD’s involvement with the Task Force on the Digital Economy and led the team responsible for delivering the interim report on the Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation to G20 Finance Ministers. Prior to joining the OECD, David was a lawyer, a Member of the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament, and a Minister in the Australian Government. As a lawyer, David worked for an international corporate law firm, specialising in taxation law. He served in the Australian Government as the Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, Minister Assisting for Financial Services and Superannuation, and Minister Assisting for Deregulation. As a Minister, David led the Australian contribution to the debate on BEPS and implemented key taxation reforms including landmark amendments to the General Anti-Avoidance Rule - Part IVA - and the modernisation of Australia’s transfer pricing laws. David has completed an undergraduate degree in Arts (majoring in Government and Public Administration), an Honours degree in Law, and has completed post graduate studies in Taxation Law at the University of Sydney.