Gaute Sivertsen joined the IOPC Funds as Director on 1 January 2022, having been elected by the 1992 Fund Assembly for a term of five years. In his previous role as Director in the Maritime Department of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Gaute Sivertsen was responsible for maritime law, rules and regulations relating to maritime safety, security and seafarer issues. He was also responsible for the governance of the Norwegian Maritime Authority. He followed IOPC Funds’ matters and represented Norway at meetings of the Funds’ governing bodies for almost 30 years. He gained experience in a leading role at the organisation in his capacity as the 1992 Fund Assembly Chair, a position he held for over 10 years, from 2011 to 2021. He was also responsible for coordination of all matters relating to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for almost 22 years. Gaute Sivertsen holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.