Secretariat/staff

The OSPAR Commission Secretariat facilitates the work of the Contracting Parties by supporting and organising an annual cycle of meetings together with intersessional work programmes.

The international staff comprises an Executive Secretary, four Deputy Secretaries and seven Assistants.

Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary


+44 (0) 7494332213

The Executive Secretary, Dominic Pattinson, is the Head of the OSPAR Secretariat. His main role is to ensure support to OSPAR's 16 Contracting Parties in their efforts towards delivering the objectives of OSPAR, as laid down in the OSPAR Convention and the North-East Atlantic Environment Strategy. The Executive Secretary leads the work of the Secretariat towards contributing to the delivery of agreed products and preparing the work for consideration of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies at different decision-making levels.

Deputy Secretaries

Lena Avellan

Lena Avellan


+44 (0) 7507272165 or +44 (0) 2038489686

Responsible for the BDC Committee and its subsidiary groups, and ICG-QSR

Laura De la Torre

Laura De la Torre


+44 (0) 7494 332040 or +44 (0) 2038489681

Responsible for NSN, OIC and RSC

Alejandro Iglesias Campos

Alejandro Iglesias Campos


+44 (0) 7507272162 or +44 (0) 2038489684

Responsible for the HASEC committee and subsidiary groups as well as ICG-MSFD

Philip Stamp

Philip Stamp


+44 (0) 7932 088831

Responsible for the EIHA committee and subsidiary groups

Assistants

Olle Ã…kesson

Eleanor Dening

Corinne Michel

Barbara Middleton

Chris Moulton

Sean O'Tuathail

Lucy Ritchie

Project Managers

Julien Favier

Julien Favier

Julien Favier is responsible for the coordination of OSPAR's Quality Status Report 2023

The OSPAR Secretariat is based in the UK, at offices in central London.

OSPAR Commission
The Aspect
12 Finsbury Square
London
EC2A 1AS
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7430 5200
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