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OECD Global Science Forum Secretariat


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‌‌‌Carthage Smith

Carthage SMITH

Carthage Smith joined the Global Science Forum Secretariat in June 2014 as Lead Co-ordinator. He is responsible for overseeing the Forum activities and working with members and delegates to define the overall strategy and priorities. He was originally trained as a biochemist, with a PhD in neuroscience (Newcastle University, UK). Prior to joining the GSF secretariat, he was Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU, Paris) for twelve years. In this position he led the strategic development of a number of major global science initiatives, in areas ranging from environmental science to urban health, and managed a number of science for policy and policy for science activities. Prior to moving to France, he spent six years at the UK Medical Research Council, where he was Head of International Science Policy.


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Frédéric SGARD

Frédéric Sgard is a project administrator in the Global Science Forum secretariat, where he manages selected Forum activities. His current portfolio includes activities on Temperate Agriculture Research Network, on International Distributed Research Infrastructures, and on scientific policy advice to governments.  He also follows recently-completed GSF initiatives: the OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Clinical Trials, Scientific Collections Internationals (SciColl), and the Global Earthquake Model (GEM). Prior to joining the OECD in 2003, he was a senior scientist at Sanofi, working on the discovery of new pharmacological targets. He studied molecular genetics at the University of Paris XI, Orsay (France), and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Reading (UK) in 1994.


Yoshiaki TAMURA

Yoshiaki Tamura joined the Global Science Forum Secretariat in July 2019 as a policy analyst.  He supports the Forum activities and works with members and delegates.  Prior to joining the GSF Secretariat, he was Deputy Director of the Cabinet Office of Japan.  In this position, he designed the Japanese high-risk and high-reward “Moonshot R&D Program” that began in 2019. He also managed a sharing program of R&D Infrastructure at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan as Deputy Director of the R&D Infrastructure Division. He was originally trained as an electronics engineer, with a masters degree in electronics (University of Tokyo).  He also holds an MBA from the Drucker School of Management in the United States.  


Chrystyna HARPLUK

Chrystyna is project co-ordinator for the Global Science Forum and the Innovation Policies for Space and Ocean Unit. She hold an MBA from the University of Florida and joined the OECD in 2000 after several years in scientific/medical publishing. 


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