Education Committee



Charles Fadel

Center for Curriculum Redesign
(United States)

Secretariat Lead

Nicole Primmer

Deputy Executive Director,

Policy and Strategic Engagement


Secretariat Support

Minami Kakuda

Policy Expert and Executive Board Support


Gerhard Riemer

Federation of Austrian Industries



Kate Brosnan

Kerry Group



Liene Voronenko

Employers Confederation of Latvia



Tom Hartgill

Pwc UK

(United Kingdom)

  • 01.

    Why OECD Work on Education Matters

    The OECD's work on education helps improve educational quality and accessibility on a global scale. The Organization conducts research, collects data, and allows countries to benchmark their performance and learn from one another. As the flagship Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) can trigger national education policy reform, dialogue between governments and business at the OECD is instrumental to ensure that recommendations for education policies reflect labor market realities and foster a capable and adaptable workforce.

  • 03.

    How Business Engages with the OECD on Education Policy

    Our Education Committee is the private sector focal point for OECD work on education policy. Based on our members’ interest and expertise, we bring together the experience and perspectives of employers to support and help shape the OECD’s world-renowned surveys, analyses, and recommendations in the area of education and skills. Our Education Committee meets bi–annually, participates to OECD thematic sessions and Ministerial level meetings, and organizes policy events in partnership with the OECD. 
  • 02.

    Our 2024 Priorities

    • Modernizing education curricula for employability and inclusive societies
    • Investing in teachers and elevating the teacher profession
    • Investing in the digital infrastructure and capacity of education and learning systems
    • Engaging in the new OECD International VET Assessment
    • Advancing skills and competencies for the digital economy and sustainability
  • 04.

    Our Engagement with OECD Bodies

    • OECD Education Policy Committee
    • Center for Educational Research and Innovation Governing Board
    • OECD Centre for Skills