Richard Kinley joined the Climate Change secretariat in 1993 and has held a number of senior positions. He was appointed Deputy Executive Secretary in 2006. Mr. Kinley supports the Executive Secretary in managing the secretariat, including responsibility for ensuring the quality and overall coherence of secretariat support to the intergovernmental process and providing strategic and procedural support to the COP/CMP President and Bureau. Prior to joining the Climate Change secretariat, Mr. Kinley was an official in the Government of Canada, working in the areas of international environmental policy.