GDST Secretariat

The GDST maintains a professional Secretariat that works to promote the uptake of GDST standards and provide technical support to companies implementing them.  In addition, under the guidance of the GDST Steering Committee, the GDST Secretariat carries out multiple other functions including managing multiple partnerships with other industry platforms and associations, addressing relevant policy and regulatory issues, and curating the technical standards.

As of February 1, 2022, the Secretariat works under the leadership of the GDST's Executive Director, Mr. Gregory V. Brown.  The Secretariat team, which includes regional points of contact for companies in the Americas, in Europe/Africa, and in Asia/Pacific, is supported by staff seconded from WWF and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the two organizations that ​originally organized and facilitated the GDST.

​For more information, or to get in contact with the GDST regional contact for your area, please send an email to


GDST's Professional Staff


Greg Brown

Executive Director, Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability