Principal officials

  • Last updated: 11 Oct. 2011 16:39

Director - Private Office of the Secretary General

Ambassador Vegard Ellefsen, Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General

Ambassador Vegard Ellefsen, Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General

Ambassador Vegard Ellefsen is the Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General

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Assistant Secretary General - Political Affairs and Security Policy

Thrasyvoulos Terry Stamatopoulos, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

Thrasyvoulos Terry Stamatopoulos, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

Ambassador Thrasyvoulos Terry Stamatopoulos is NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy. He is responsible for advising the Secretary General on political issues affecting the security of the Alliance, including NATO’s partnership relations and its interaction with other international organisations; chairing the meetings of Senior Political Advisers of the Allied Delegations at NATO Headquarters; and directing the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division of the NATO International Staff.

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Assistant Secretary General - Emerging Security Challenges

Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Ambassador Sorin Ducaru took over the post of Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges in September 2013. He is responsible for providing support to the North-Atlantic Council and for advising the Secretary General on the evolution of emerging security challenges and their potential impact on NATO’s security.

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Assistant Secretary General - Defence Investment

Patrick Auroy, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

Patrick Auroy, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

Patrick Auroy was born on 30 April 1955 in Orléans (France) and is a French national. In October 2010 he took up the post of NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment after a professional career in the DGA (Délégation Générale de l’Armement), the armaments branch of the French MoD.

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Assistant Secretary General - Defence Policy and Planning

Heinrich Brauss, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

Heinrich Brauss, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

Heinrich Brauss was appointed Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning on 4 October 2013, having joined the International Staff of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in September 2007 as Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Policy and Planning.

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Assistant Secretary General - Executive Management

Wayne J. Bush, Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management

Wayne J. Bush, Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management

Ambassador Wayne J. Bush has been selected by the Secretary General to be the new Assistant Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for Executive Management.

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Acting Assistant Secretary General - Public Diplomacy

Ted Whiteside, Acting Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Ted Whiteside, Acting Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Mr. Ted Whiteside is currently acting Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy.

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Assistant Secretary General - Operations

Stephen Evans, Assistant Secretary General for Operations

Stephen Evans, Assistant Secretary General for Operations

Ambassador Stephen Evans took up the post of Assistant Secretary General for Operations in August 2011 on secondment from the United Kingdom Diplomatic Service. He supports the North Atlantic Council and the Secretary General of NATO in the political direction and management of NATO’s operational activities.

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Director - NATO Office of Resources

John F. Aguirre, Director NATO Office of Resources

John F. Aguirre, Director NATO Office of Resources

Mr. Aguirre joined the NATO Office of Resources (NOR) as its Director on 1 August 2014. The NOR supports political level negotiation on resource policy and makes recommendations to decision-makers on the efficient use of resources to achieve NATO Objectives. The NOR advises and supports the NATO resource committees, other NATO HQ divisions, and NATO bodies on the planning and allocation of military common funding for the command structure, operations and missions, and strategic capabilities. As Director NOR, Mr. Aguirre is responsible to the Secretary General for the leadership and direction of the NOR and advises the Secretary General on resource matters.

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Director - NATO Office of Security

Todd J. Brown, Director NATO Office of Security

Todd J. Brown, Director NATO Office of Security

Todd J. Brown is the Director of the NATO Office of Security (NOS). He is the principal security advisor to the NATO Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and has the overall responsibility for the development and implementation of security policies for NATO member and partner nations. The NOS is comprised of three branches; Protective Security Branch, Security Intelligence Branch, and the Policy Coordination, Branch. The NOS also administers the Close Protection Unit assigned to the Secretary General.

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NATO Spokesperson

Oana Lungescu

Oana Lungescu

Oana Lungescu is the NATO Spokesperson.

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Secretary of the Council

Csilla Würtz, Secretary of the Council

Csilla Würtz, Secretary of the Council

Ambassador Csilla Würtz is the Secretary of the North Atlantic Council, Chief of Protocol of NATO HQ and Director of the NATO IS Ministerial and Summit Task Forces.

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Legal Adviser

Steven Hill, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

Steven Hill, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

Steven Hill is Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO. As the senior lawyer in NATO, he advises the Secretary General and International Staff on all legal aspects of NATO operations and coordinates NATO activities in the legal field.

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Financial Controller

Stéphane Chagnot, Financial Controller

Stéphane Chagnot, Financial Controller

Stéphane Chagnot is the Financial Controller of the NATO International Staff. He is personally responsible for the correct use of international appropriated and non-appropriated funds made available to the Organisation, in particular for the NATO Civil Budget, the New NATO Headquarters Project, the Pension systems and a number of Trust Funds. The International Staff Office of Financial Control is an independent office in charge of accounting, budget control, treasury, procurement and internal audit functions for NATO Headquarters.

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