The Security Committee has a full-time secretariat that is located at the Ministry of Defence. The Secretariat’s preparedness expertise broadly covers a broad variety of fields of society.
The Security Committee can also have part-time secretaries. In addition, the various ministries can appoint government officials to the Secretariat. The Secretariat operates directly under the chair and assists the chairs, members and experts, prepares matters belonging to the Security Committee and contributes to the implementation of the decisions made by the Committee. Matters subjected to the Security Committee are prepared together with the experts of the appropriate ministries and government agencies. The Secretariat also acts as the secretariat for the meetings of central government preparedness managers and preparedness secretaries.
Members of the secretariat
Secretary General Petri Toivonen
Senior Legal Advisor Aino Lehto
Assistant Secretary General Christian Perheentupa
Senior Specialist Mari Aro
Senior Specialist Mirva Ojala
Secretary Jaana Hyytiä
Specialist Antti Kola
Intern Mari Puurunen
The Security Committee also has a number of secretaries on a part-time basis.