About Rowena Phair
Rowena Phair is a Project Leader in the Education and Skills Directorate of the OECD. She is responsible for initiating innovative studies, such as the International Early Learning and Child Well-being study and a survey on students’ social and emotional skills. She has focused on priority groups of students within education systems, in relation to gender, socio-economic status, migration history, and Indigenous and other minority ethnic backgrounds. Prior to joining the OECD, Rowena was the Deputy Secretary of Student Achievement in the Ministry of Education, New Zealand, and previously the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, New Zealand. Rowena has a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Auckland.