Juan Menéndez-Valdés was appointed Director of Eurofound in December 2010 and is currently serving his second mandate. Eurofound (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) is a tripartite European Union Agency, whose role is to provide knowledge in the area of social, employment and work- related policies. From 2015 to 2016, Juan Menéndez-Valdés was chair of the Network of EU decentralised Agencies. In his earlier career, he served in leading roles at the Spanish Confederation of Business and in the Spanish National Employment Service. From 2007 to 2009, he was chair of the Governing Board of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.