After 16 months of leading the organisation as Acting Executive Director from New Zealand, Angela Woodward informed VERTIC’s Board that she wishes to return to her Deputy Executive Director position, devote more time to her role as Programme Director for VERTIC’s Compliance Mechanisms and Measures Programme, and return the executive management lead to a United Kingdom-based member of VERTIC’s Senior Management Group. The VERTIC Board thanked Angela for her excellent work as Acting Executive Director.

VERTIC’s Board is delighted to announce that it has appointed Larry MacFaul as Acting Executive Director, effective 22 March 2021. Larry has served as Acting Deputy Executive Director since late 2019, has many years’ experience in the organisation including in its Senior Management Group and is Programme Director for VERTIC’s largest programme, on Verification and Monitoring. Larry has in-depth expertise across VERTIC’s issue areas, operational activities and overall mission. He will lead the organisation, under the governance of the Board of Trustees, through the coming period as VERTIC, and the world, deals with the on-going impacts and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to adapt and pursue its mission and programmes.