Mr. Mark CARVELL
Head, International Communications Policy, Business Relations 2: Europe
and International, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Mark Carvell is a senior advisor on international communications policy
in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR,
formerly the Department of Trade and Industry - DTI) which is a ministry in
the UK government. After graduating from the University of London, he joined
the DTI in 1980 working in the area of corporate affairs. In 1985 he
transferred to the independent telecommunications regulator Oftel (now Ofcom)
where he was appointed Private Secretary to the first head of Oftel, the
Director General of Telecommunications, Professor Sir Bryan Carsberg. He
moved back to the DTI in 1988 to take up an appointment as Private Secretary
to Eric Forth, Member of Parliament, and Trade and Industry Minister with
responsibility for telecommunications and postal matters. From 1990 to 1994,
Mark worked in trade and investment promotion for the UK government and in
1994 he moved to Fukuoka, Japan, where he taught English for a number of
companies including Fujitsu and Toshiba. He moved back to the UK in 1998 to
resume his career as a government policy advisor.
Mark is married with two children and lives in Old Coulsdon in the county
Mr. Arthur LEVIN
Head, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Policy Division
Arthur Levin was the lead ITU staff member in the organization of the two
phases of the World Summit on the Information Society and has served as a
senior policy adviser and legal counselor with the Union. He organized and
was Executive Secretary of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences in 2002 and
He also holds an appointment as an adjunct professor of law at the
Franklin Pierce Law Center in the United States, where he teaches a course
on International Telecommunications Law and the Internet.
He previously served as Legal Adviser of the OECD in Paris and as a
senior attorney with regulatory agencies in the United States and with
private law firms in Washington, D.C. He has published numerous articles and
books on regulatory topics.
He has a J.D. with honors from George Washington Law Center and a B.S.
with honors from Cornell University.
Mr. Don MACLEAN
Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD,
Don MacLean is an independent consultant on ICT policy, strategy and
governance issues and an Associate of the International Institute for
At the national level his work has included projects on access to
broadband networks and services, online delivery of government services,
measures to counter spam, innovation strategies for the e-economy, and
reform of Canadian telecommunications policy and regulation.
At the international level, he has worked on projects to support the
Global Knowledge Partnership, the G8 Digital Opportunity Task Force, the
World Summit on the Information Society, and the 2008 OECD Ministerial
Conference on the future of the Internet economy. He is currently assisting
IISD with an initiative to strengthen the linkages between global Internet
governance and sustainable development.
In addition to his consulting assignments, Don has contributed numerous
articles to academic and professional publications, edited Internet
Governance: a Grand Collaboration for the UN ICT Task Force, was a member of
the WSIS Working Group on Internet Governance.
From 1992-99, Don served as Chief of Strategic Planning and External
Affairs at the International Telecommunication Union. Prior to joining the
ITU, he worked in the Canadian Department of Communications from 1977 to
1989, before leaving government to establish his consulting practice.
Mr. Graham VICKERY
Head, Information Economy Group, OECD
Graham Vickery is head of the Information Economy Group in the
Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division at the OECD,
covering information technology, e-business and the ICT industry, and has
authored numerous OECD publications on the information economy, technology
strategies and government policies. He holds a BA in Economics from the
University of Melbourne (Australia), and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the
University of Adelaide (Australia).