British Ambassador to the OECD

Christopher Sharrock

Christopher Sharrock

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Biography

Ambassador Christopher Sharrock took up his duties as Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the OECD in Paris in January 2016.

Mr Sharrock was born in 1975 in Reading, UK. He holds a BA Hons in English Language and Literature from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Economics from the University of London.

Mr Sharrock joined HM Treasury in 2003, where he has worked across a wide range of issues, including public spending, EU and International policy, and in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s private office. Mr Sharrock has also held the post of Chief Economist at the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

Prior to his appointment Mr Sharrock was head of HM Treasury’s Debt and Reserves Management team, where he oversaw policy on the UK Government’s debt programme and foreign currency reserves, and was a member of the board of National Savings and Investments. In this post, he led on the UK’s sovereign Sukuk issuance, and the UK’s sovereign renminbi bond issuance, both in 2014.

Before joining HM Treasury, Mr Sharrock spent several years teaching. He is joined in Paris by his fiancée and has one daughter.

British Ambassador to the OECD

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country or organisation to which they are appointed. The Head of the United Kingdom’s Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) represents the UK on all related issues. The OECD headquarters are in Paris, France. The UK Delegation is co-located in the British Embassy, Paris.