About the Council

Bryan Wood-Thomas

Bryan Wood-Thomas

Vice President, Environmental Policy

Bryan Wood-Thomas joined the Council in 2008 to lead its efforts to address a number of environmental issues facing the liner shipping industry. Before joining the Council, Bryan served as the Associate Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality where he lead U.S. efforts to establish new emission standards for ships and coordinated regulatory initiatives impacting the transportation sector.

Prior to his involvement with EPA's Transportation Office, Bryan served as the Marine Program Director in EPA's Office of International Environmental Policy where he worked as the lead U.S. negotiator for a number of international treaties addressing chemicals management, vessel operations, and marine pollution.

He helped EPA reshape its international strategy in the 1990s, has chaired several negotiating efforts undertaken at the International Maritime Organization, and has received numerous awards for his role in forging agreement on a series of controversial regulatory issues,. He holds degrees from the State University of New York, Syracuse University, and Harvard University.