“The next OECD Secretary-General must have a clear vision and experience in shaping policy with a view to implementing new standards. It is critical, particularly on issues such as economic recovery, digital regulation and taxation and climate issues, that the next OECD Secretary-General is a bridge-builder, like Bill Morneau. He is the leader the OECD needs now to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”
– François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs
“The OECD is a trusted, influential and results-oriented forum to help member states remain on the cutting edge of policy development, including the global pandemic economic response. Over the next few months, I will be meeting with representatives of all member states to discuss how to forge, together, the most modern, transparent and efficient organization possible so as to accomplish its core mandate and tackle the issues of our time.”
– Bill Morneau
OECD member states will appoint the Secretary-General by March 1, 2021, to begin a five-year term of office on June 1, 2021.