OECD Forum on Gender Equality


Mark Pearson


Deputy-Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs


Mr. Mark Pearson oversees the work of the Organisation on employment, health, migration, and social policies. Since 2009, he has led the Organisation’s work on health, demonstrating that a strong health system is essential for a strong, productive economy. Through his leadership, the Organisation has focused helping countries develop effective policies to prevent harmful lifestyle choices; to modernise their health care workforce; and to digitalise the health sector more rapidly. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he has supported countries in their crisis management, and led the OECD initiative on safe international mobility. Mr. Pearson is British, and has degrees from Oxford, and London.