MasterCraft Series – OECD Civil Service Regulatory Best Practice

This MasterCraft Series event presents the international landscape in regulatory functions in the civil service in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The OECD team will discuss findings from their latest report into Equipping Agile and Autonomous Regulators, including emerging capability needs and structural considerations in regulatory functions. This session will also touch on relevant insights from the OECD’s Network of Economic Regulators, particularly as they relate to regulatory capability and tools in the civil service.

The OECD team

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Vincent Van Langen

Vincent Van Langen

Vincent has worked as a policy analyst at the OECD in the Regulatory Policy Division since March 2020. Vincent supports the work of the OECD Network of Economic Regulators on topics related to the governance, performance and resourcing of economic regulators.

Before joining the OECD, Vincent worked for 5 years at the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), the Dutch multi-sector regulator and competition authority. In this position, he worked as an economic expert on Dutch energy regulation, covering aspects such as the method of regulation, tariff decisions and cost of capital calculations. Vincent represented the ACM in legal proceedings and advised the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate on improvements to the regulatory framework.

Vincent is an economist and holds an Master of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of York in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Martha Baxter

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Martha Baxter

Martha is Acting Senior Policy Analyst in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) where she leads the organisation’s work with economic regulators. As part of this work, she manages the OECD Network of Economic Regulators (NER).

Bringing together regulators across sectors and countries, the NER produces analysis and guidance on cross cutting issues such as governance, independence and performance of regulators, the use of behavioural insights and challenges linked to emerging technologies and market transformation.

She has led performance assessment reviews of regulatory authorities including Peru’s water and sanitation services regulator, Portugal’s energy regulator and Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency. Martha joined the OECD in 2009, starting at the Development Centre where she advised on economic and social development strategies as part of the Multi-dimensional Country Review team. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from St Catherine's College, Oxford University, and a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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Adina Leu

Adina Leu

Adina developed Delivering for Tomorrow: APS Workforce Strategy 2025 and leads its implementation across the Australian Public Service. She established and leads the APS Centre of Excellence for Workforce Planning, and provides oversight of the development of professional capabilities in the APS.

Adina has worked in the private sector, higher education and the public sector for more than 20 years. She has 15 years' experience in strategic, evidence-informed workforce planning and management, including over 10 in the Commonwealth.

Participant benefits

  • Learn how OECD civil service organisations approach their regulatory challenges.
  • Share in the discussion with the panellists and ask your burning questions.
  • Apply this thinking on regulation in your own workplace.

Suitable for

EL 1 – SES Band 1

Craft and User level

This workshop aligns with the Implementation and Services craft at the Foundation level.


Free of charge.

1.5 hours, 3:30–5:00 pm (AEST)
Event type
Australia wide
$0 per attendee
40 seats