Simon Field is a leading expert on the international comparative analysis of country skills systems. As leader of the OECD's work on vocational education and training from 2007-2016, he led reviews of vocational skills systems in more than 30 countries across the world.

He is the lead author of two major comparative reports on country skills systems in Learning for Jobs and Skills beyond School as well as many reviews of individual countries, including a sequence of studies placing the skills system in England into an international context.

He has been the Director of Skills Policy since 2016.


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