World News – AU – PM appoints Mathias Corman as OECD Secretary-General – myGCcomau


Prime Minister Scott Morrison nominates outgoing Finance Minister Mathias Cormann as Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, as he prepares to retire from the end of the month

« We think the OECD needs the kind of leadership that we think Australia and an Australian can provide, » Prime Minister said

« Mathias’s seven-year experience as the longest-serving Minister of Finance, born in Belgium, Franco-German and Flemish to begin with, ideally prepares him for the difficult role of UN Secretary-General

“The OECD brings together most of the European economies, but it also brings together the economies of North America and Asia-Pacific as a truly global organization, and an Asia-Pacific voice that will be increasingly the global economy, a voice that includes this region also through our traditional relations with Europe and North America, in our opinion, is exactly what the OECD needs

“Australians have the ability to work with everyone, get along with everyone, find the way, be practical, bring people together and support the many global organizations with which the OECD would work, in particular the G20

Minister Cormann will officially retire from the Senate and his post as Minister of Finance on October 30 He will then be officially nominated for the role

Senator Simon Birmingham, who also owns the Commerce and Tourism portfolios, will replace Mr. Cormann as Minister of Finance and Leader of the Government in the Senate

« I will make further announcements regarding any further changes in the makeup of the ministry at that time after Parliament rises at the end of this year, » said Mr. Morrison

« The OECD is without doubt one of the most important international economic policy and governance bodies in the world today


« These are great challenges and I accepted this nomination because I believe that I can make a real difference »


World News – AU – PM appoints Mathias Corman as OECD Secretary General – myGCcomau


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