Thomas E. Garrett
The Secretary General (SG) supports the Presidency and the Governing Council (GC) in providing strategic leadership for the Community of Democracies (CD). The SG reports on the overall implementation of the activities of the CD and leads the Permanent Secretariat.
The Secretary General acts as a spokesperson for the CD and represents the CD in appropriate international meetings, including bilateral meetings and meetings of regional and multilateral international organizations whose agenda include democracy issues. The SG performs these tasks in close consultations with the Presidency and the GC.