Forum 2020 Series: Communicating on Public Health and Vaccines in a Climate of Misinformation


Anthony Gooch

Director of OECD Forum


Anthony is responsible for OECD’s Public Affairs, Communications & Engagement strategies, globally with all non-governmental stakeholders on all areas of public policy, co-ordinating the OECD’s major international public campaigns in response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Global Financial Crisis and the fight against tax havens to establish fairer tax systems. He pioneered the award-winning OECD Better Life Index, a ground-breaking initiative to put citizens at the heart of efforts to improve well-being and quality of Life. More recently, he has taken the lead in shaping the OECD’s approach to communicate evidence in a “post-truth” era. Anthony is the Director of the OECD Forum. Now in its 20th year, it gathers leading policy makers and shapers across the globe to address the key issues on the international agenda. Building on its success, the Forum created an online community the Forum Network. He is also the Director of the OECD’s Global Parliamentary Network, including over 1,500 legislators from over 50 countries including OECD and G20 members. Prior to joining the OECD, he worked for the European Commission for 13 years as an international trade negotiator, the EU’s Trade Spokesman & special adviser to Commissioner Pascal Lamy. He also represented the EU in its embassies in the US in Washington DC and UK in London.