Trump advisor to get US nomination for top OECD post

WASHINGTON (AFP) – White House advisor Chris Liddell will be Washington’s nominee to be the next head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an administration official said on Friday, putting a United States (US) President Donald Trump ally in the running to lead the association of advanced economies.

Liddell, a dual US-New Zealand national, serves as a deputy chief of staff to President Trump and has extensive international experience, the official said.

He has held executive-level posts at Microsoft and General Motors and is an Oxford University graduate.

Current OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria has announced he will not seek a fourth term.

Selection of the group’s next leader will kick off August 1, with members choosing Gurria’s successor for a five-year term that would begin June 2021.