Clare Lombardelli is the OECD’s Chief Economist and G20 Finance Deputy since May 2023. As the Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department Ms. Lombardelli ensures that the Department is at the forefront of Economic thinking, coordinates the work of the Country and Policy Studies branches to create new opportunities, and enhances synergies and co‑operation with the whole of the OECD, including through contributions to horizontal projects.
Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Lombardelli was the Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury and joint head of the Government Economic Service since 2005. Her role was to deliver the UK government’s macroeconomic objectives, promoting sustainable economic growth and setting and implementing fiscal policy. She managed the Economics and Fiscal areas in the Treasury and jointly led the professional body for economists in the public sector.
She started her career at the Bank of England and has also worked in 10 Downing Street as the Private Secretary for Economic Affairs to the Prime Minister. Ms. Lombardelli has also worked as a technical advisor for the International Monetary Fund.
Clare is a Visiting Professor at Kings College, London and a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.