Deborah France Massin is Director of the Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) in the ILO. As Director, she is responsible for a global team of professionals who provide the link between the ILO and its employer constituency, and seeks to ensure employer priorities are reflected in ILO work. The Bureau also works directly with employer organisations on their organisational strategies. Prior to joining the ILO, Ms. France-Massin was Deputy Secretary General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) in Geneva. Between 1997 and 1999, she worked as a human resource consultant for a number of multinational companies with a particular emphasis on global strategies and negotiating European Works Councils agreements. From 1989 to 1997 she was Head of International Social Affairs with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) where she was a member of the Business Europe Social Affairs Committee and participated in a number of European-level social partner negotiations. From 1995 to 1999 she was an Employer titular member of the ILO governing body and a member of the Committee on Freedom of Association. Between 1985 and 1989 she worked in commercial and human resource management with large UK retailers.