Pia Marconi is Head of the Department of Public Administration at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers where she has held senior manager positions since 1997. Her responsibilities have involved the management of programs to promote innovation and simplification and to enhance public sector performance, in the framework of an ongoing reform process. Since 2015 she is the Chair of the OECD Public Governance Committee. She has also been representing the Italian Government in the EU Public Administration Network (EUPAN) and in the Board of Governors of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). She has written and published several articles on public administration topics.