Previously, CH had been a senior official of the ministry of economy and finance of France and the representative of this country in the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee (and a member of the board of the committee). In addition, he supported World Bank Group and OECD technical assistance projects in developing and transition countries.
An alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, CH first joined the ministry of foreign affairs, then opted for an international career (1989-2004) in management positions at CERN-Geneva, UN and NATO, including outreach activities for development. From 2004 to 2014, he has been working in regulatory reform, including technical assistance and transfer of regulatory reform know-how: as head of better regulation for the French administration (2004-2007), then as regulatory adviser seconded to the European Commission (Secretariat General) to supervise aspects of the EU-wide better regulation program, and has become a leading expert on all aspects of regulatory reform. Since his return to Paris in July 2010, he has worked on regulatory issues at OECD Headquarters in Paris, where he was the main contributor to the review of simplification in Vietnam. For references to this activity, see "publications" page of this blog. CH, who is bi-national French and Australian, has two mother tongues, English and French, and can work in Spanish. He is the editor of the only blog on regulatory quality directed at government officials and regulators (http://smartregulation.net/) . (update 1 May 2014)