The Chair

The Chair of the Convention is the most important office holder and is assisted by two Deputies and the Secretariat.  The Chair is leading discussions during meetings of the Standing Committee (SC) and executes decisions, in co-operation with the Secretariat. 

 Scott Walter, EAO


Scott Walter

United Kingdom

First Deputy Chairperson

Maria Magdalena Ulaczyk


Second Deputy Chairman

Thomas Brodmann



List of current and past Offices Holders




 Since November 2019

 Mr. Scott Walter (United Kingdom)


 September 2015 / October 2019

 Ms. Dalia Yarom (Israel)

 September 2006 / September 2015

 Mr. Ronald Le Bas (Ireland)


 March 2002 / September 2006

 Mr. David Evans (United Kingdom)


 March 2000 /  March 2002

 Mr. Walo Wälchli (Switzerland)


 May 1995 / March 2000

 Ms. Margareta Ottosson (Sweden)


 September 1990 / May 1995

 Dr. Frank Benett (United Kingdom)


 October 1982 / September 1990

 Mr. Ernst Loeffel (Switzerland)


 October 1975 / October 1982

 Mr. John Forbes (United Kingdom)