The APG Executive Secretary is Dr Gordon Hook. Gordon Hook was a partner in a law firm in Winnipeg, Canada in the 1980s and 1990s focusing on criminal trial work. He also served in the Royal Canadian Navy and acted as counsel in military prosecutions in the Canadian military court-martial system. Later he practiced law in New Zealand with the Royal New Zealand Navy as a senior legal officer and with the Ministry of Justice, which included work in the areas of AML/CFT and criminal procedure policy. He was appointed to his current position in the APG in late 2006.
Gordon Hook is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Manitoba Queen's Bench (Canada) and the High Court of New Zealand. He has a LLB from Dalhousie University in Canada and a PhD (Law) from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has published and edited a number of articles on AML/CFT and other legal topics in books, law journals and magazines including most recently Terrorist Financing: Global Policy Challenges and Initiatives in 2020 in 'Counter-Terrorism Yearbook 2021,' Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, March 2021.