Mr. Anthony Rottier was appointed Executive Director of the OECD and took up his duties on 1 November 2012.
Mr. Rottier, an Australian national, brings to the position extensive experience and a strong record of achievement, having been responsible for coordinating the Programme of Work and Budget (PWB) of the OECD for more than twelve years.
He has led, or been closely associated with, major reforms over this period, including results-based budgeting, the application of cost recovery and overhead charges, the decentralisation of staff budgets, the 2008 financing reform agreement, and, most recently, the decisions to finance post-employment health care and the fixed asset replacement strategy.
Since 2008, Mr Rottier has been Head of the Programme, Budget and Financial Management Service within the Executive Directorate, while continuing to report to the Secretary-General on PWB issues. Mr Rottier joined the OECD in 1993, working as an Administrator in the Centre for Cooperation with non Members, before being appointed Counsellor in the Office of the Secretary-General (1996-98).
Prior to that, Mr. Rottier was a member of the Australian foreign service, having had various postings (Israel, Ireland, Geneva and Paris), as well as assignments in Canberra (economics department and policy coordination).
Mr. Rottier holds an Honours Degree in Economics (University of Sydney).