Mark Pearson is Deputy-Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Mr. Pearson works with the Director to provide leadership in the co-ordination and management of the activities of ELS andensure that it is at the forefront of the international social and employment agenda. Mr. Pearson joined the OECD in 1992, initially working on tax issues. He then moved to ELS,becoming the head of the Social Policy Division from 2000-2008. During this time, he initiated workon "Babies and Bosses", "Pensions at a Glance" and led the first cross-directorate work on gender, andwork on income inequality. In 2009 he became Head of the Health Division where the central focusof work was on how to deliver health care with greater efficiency, including putting much more effortinto prevention of obesity and harmful use of alcohol.
Mr. Pearson is British, and has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford, and an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from Birkbeck, University of London.