Greg Medcraft was appointed Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs in November 2017, where he leads the OECD’s standard setting and policy work on corporate governance, anti-corruption, responsible business conduct, competition, financial education and consumer protection, capital and financial markets, investment, pensions, insurance, public debt management, and blockchain.
Mr. Medcraft has extensive financial markets experience in both the private and public sectors. He began his career with accounting firm KPMG before moving to Société Générale, where he served in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas working on corporate finance, then capital markets, structured finance, project finance and funds management. Mr Medcraft became Société Générale’s Deputy Global Head of Financial Engineering, and finished his career there as Managing Director and Global Head of Securitisation.
During his time in the financial sector Mr. Medcraft was also CEO of the Australian Securitisation Forum, and co-founded the American Securitization Forum where he was Chairman for a number of years.
From 2009 to 2017 Mr. Medcraft served first as Commissioner and then as Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australia’s corporate, markets, financial services and credit regulator. Mr. Medcraft was also Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Board and a member of the Financial Stability Board from 2013 to 2016. IOSCO is the leading international policy forum and global standard setter for securities regulation.
Mr Medcraft also serves as a director of the Washington-based think tank Salzburg Global Seminar, a member of the IMF High-Level Advisory Group of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Finance and Technology, a global steward of the World Economic Forum’s initiative on long term investing infrastructure, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Mr. Medcraft has also held elected public office, including as mayor of cities in Melbourne and Sydney.
Mr. Medcraft, an Australian national, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.