The APG Executive Secretary is Dr Gordon Hook. He led the Criminal and International Law team at New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice which included policy work in AML/CFT, criminal procedure policy and international criminal law until he was appointed to his current position in the APG in late 2006. In that position, he has led or participated in 14 APG and FATF mutual evaluations.
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 the book co-authored and edited entitled, Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publications, 2018); and most recently Terrorist Financing: Global Policy Challenges and Initiatives in 2020 in 'Counter-Terrorism Yearbook 2021,' (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, March 2021).