Bronwyn Somerville was appointed APG Principal Executive Officer in December 2012.
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.
is a New Zealand citizen and holds qualifications in the social sciences and criminology.
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.