Patti Bruns has been Secretary General of the Arctic Mayors’ Forum since August 2022. Patti came to the AMF from the Canadian International Arctic Centre where she has served as Senior Policy Advisor. She previously held the position of Executive Secretary of two Arctic Council Working Groups – ACAP (Arctic Contaminant Action Program) and EPPR (Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response). Patti has a deep knowledge of the Arctic through her work with government, multilateral fora and the consultancy sector.