As Director of Public Affairs and Communications at the OECD, Anthony Gooch Gálvez is responsible for shaping the OECD’s global strategic communications effort covering media, public affairs and publishing operations. This includes orchestrating the OECD’s public expression of its role as the international organisation working for a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy through all policy areas. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr Gooch Gálvez spent 13 years with the European Commission, serving as the EU’s Trade Spokesman and Special Adviser to the EU’s Chief Trade Negotiator, Pascal Lamy. He specialised in EU relations with Latin America, coordinating the EU’s Free Trade negotiations with Mexico. He also headed the Commission’s media and public diplomacy operations in the US and the UK. He has been an EU Visiting Fellow to the University of Southern California (USC) and a Fellow of the USC Center for Public Diplomacy. Prior to joining the European Commission, he worked for a strategic EU public affairs consultancy and as a freelance journalist.