The IWC has a full-time Secretariat with headquarters located in the City of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
There are currently sixteen members of staff including the Commission’s Secretary, Dr Simon Brockington. The other senior members of the Secretariat are the Head of Science, Head of Finance and Administration and Catch Statistics Manager.
The Secretariat plays a pivotal role in the supporting the work of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies. It is also tasked with implementing the Commission’s decisions made in accordance with the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (1946). The particular tasks undertaken by the Secretariat include:
- Arranging the meetings of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies
- Managing the Commission’s financial resources subject to agreed budgets
- Communicating and distributing information to Commissioners, Contracting Governments, other Inter-Governmental Organisations, Observers, the Press and the public
- Supporting the Commission’s intersessional work programmes
- Gathering, analysing and publishing scientific information on cetacean conservation and management, and also where necessary promoting and undertaking relevant research.
The main contacts for the IWC Secretariat
|Postal Address:||The International Whaling Commission
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971