Wayne J. Bush

Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management

  • Last updated: 07 Jan. 2015 12:50

Wayne J. Bush is Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management. He has overall responsibility for management of the NATO headquarters, and is the Secretary General’s primary advisor for NATO-wide management issues. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Bush served as Director of the NATO Office of Resources, supporting decision-making by NATO’s 28 member states on matters related to NATO Military Common Funding.


Previously, as a member of the United States Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Mr. Bush served as Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Belgium from January to October 2009 and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Belgium from 2007 to 2009.

From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Bush served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, where he facilitated the negotiation and implementation of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement.

From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Bush served in senior management roles in the State Department.  He led State Department management contingency planning related to Iraq, served as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management, and directed the U.S. interagency management support program for diplomatic and consular posts world-wide.

From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Bush served at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, coordinating an initiative to establish five prototype U.S. Foreign Service posts in France.  He served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kampala, Uganda from 1994 to 1997. While assigned to Nairobi, Kenya, from 1991 to 1994, Mr. Bush helped establish a U.S. Liaison Office in Somalia to facilitate famine relief efforts.  Mr. Bush’s other Foreign Service assignments include Victoria, Seychelles; the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs and the Operations Center in the Department of State; and, the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.

Mr. Bush graduated in 1981 from the University of Oregon School of Journalism.  He has received the Presidential Meritorious Service Award; the State Department’s Replogle Award for Management Improvement; the Superior Honor Award; the Meritorious Honor Award; and, a Group Award for Valor. He is married to Anna-Marie Saunders Bush; they have two children.