Sharan Burrow

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Since 2010, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the largest trade union confederation in the world. Began career as a teacher and became involved in labour activism as a community organizer for teachers’ unions in Australia until eventually being elected as Vice-President of Education International. Committed to the rights of workers around the world. Former Member: Governing Body, International Labour Organization; Stakeholder Council, Global Reporting Initiative. Steward of Shaping the Future of New Economy and Society, Shaping the Future of Gender, Education and Work and Shaping the Future of Global Public Goods and Member, Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing, World Economic Forum. Engaged on issues of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on workers. 2020, will co-chair the World Economic Forum’s first Global Technology Governance Summit.

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