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Budget and Management Committee

The Budget and Management Committee (BMC) advises the Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) on budgetary, administrative and managerial issues. Its key responsibility is to prepare the budget for APEC and approve and recommend APEC funding for projects.

The BMC also monitors and evaluates APEC's project management systems. It takes decisions and makes recommendations to senior officials to improve project efficiency and effectiveness. It also works closely with APEC's other committees to ensure projects remain relevant to APEC's core goals and objectives.

To find out more about APEC projects, please click here.

Last page update: September 2023


BMC Chair 2023

Director of International Economic Policy Division
Department of International Economic Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Matt MURRAY (Mr)
BMC Vice Chair 2023
APEC Senior Official
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Joanna TSUI (Ms)
Program Director

Current Activities

The BMC had its second meeting on 14 August 2023 in Seattle, Washington, United States.


The BMC is overseeing the implementation of the APEC Secretariat’s Process Modernization Initiative, including the implementation of the APEC Project Administration System (APAS) to support automation of APEC project processes and the development of the APEC Knowledge Management System (KMS). It is also looking after the Secretariat’s implementation of the eight recommendations arising from 2019 Longer-Term Evaluation of APEC Projects (LTEAP) process.