Bronwyn Somerville was appointed APG Principal Executive Officer in December 2012. Her position is supported by funding provided by the government of China over two years. This is Bronwyn's second engagement with the APG, having previously spent five years with the Secretariat from 2002-2007 as a consultant responsible for developing and overseeing the APG's technical assistance and training programme.
In 2007 Bronwyn was appointed as the first Executive Secretary of the Egmont Group where she was responsible for establishing the Secretariat as a new international organisation based in Toronto, Canada.
Bronwyn is a New Zealand citizen and holds qualifications in the social sciences and criminology. She has had an extensive public service career as a Senior Advisor in the New Zealand Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Chair of the New Zealand Interagency Group on Money Laundering; and Director of the New Zealand Crime Prevention Unit and the New South Wales, Australia, Crime Prevention Division.
Jennifer Ford joined the APG Secretariat in 2004 as a Policy/Project Officer. She has undertaken a range of APG duties since she joined including technical assistance and training, mutual evaluations, strategic implementation planning, high level missions, and workshop delivery. She was promoted to APG Executive Officer in late November 2012.
Jennifer has a diverse background in both the public and private sectors. She recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in international studies and will graduate in February 2013.
Photo: Bronwyn and Jennifer. Click on photo for larger view.