GLOBAL – Fiona Stewart, currently principal administrator at the OECD in Paris, is to leave the organisation to join the World Bank in Washington next month.

Stewart will join the World Bank as a senior financial sector specialist and relocate to Washington in December.

At the World Bank, she will work with the non-bank, financial institutions service line within the financial and private sector development vice-presidency.

She will work alongside Heinz Rudolph, who previously worked at the ministry of finance in Chile, Will Price, from the UK – formerly with the Pension Regulator – and Tony Randall, formerly a regulator with APRA in Australia.

Stewart has spent eight years at the OECD's financial affairs division, providing secretariat support for the organisation's working party on private pensions, a group that brings together policymakers and other relevant parties from 30 member countries.

She also worked with the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS), a body dedicated to cooperation and research on pension supervisory issues.

Prior to joining the OECD, Stewart worked in the investment industry for 10 years, managing investments in Asian equity markets and globally for American Express Asset Management in Japan.