JAMAICA, Kingston (3 January 2017) – –  Mr. Michael Lodge began his tenure as the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on 1 January 2017.  He was elected Secretary-General on 21 July 2016 at the Authority’s 22nd Session for a 4-year term.

Mr. Lodge has been the Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel of the Authority since 2008. His other professional experiences include serving as Legal Counsel to the ISA (1996-2003), Counsellor to the Round Table on Sustainable Development, OECD (2004-2007) and Legal Counsel to the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (1991-1995).

Mr. Michael Lodge is the third Secretary-General of the Authority, after Mr. Satya Nandan (1996-2008) and Mr Nii Odunton (2008-2016).