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Experience and Achievements
Elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2006.
Re-elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010.
Increased activity in relation to: cybersecurity; climate change; and accessibility to ICTs for persons with disabilities.
Increased involvement of developing countries in ITU’s standards activities.
Introduced free downloading of ITU-T Recommendations.
Initiated a programme to address major developing country concerns over lack of interoperability and conformity to ITU standards.
Improved collaboration between ITU-T and other organizations.
Greater involvement of universities and research institutes with the initiation of the annual Kaleidoscope Academic conferences in 2008.
Encouraged increase use of electronic working methods across ITU-T Study Groups.
Introduced paperless policy in Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.
Prior to election to ITU acted as Head or Deputy Head of UK Delegations to all ITU world conferences, assemblies and advisory groups from 1992.
Before 1992 worked in the European Commission DGXIII representing the European Commission in CEPT and ETSI.
Highlights of ITU-T activity under Directorship of Malcolm JOHNSON
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Trallwng, Wales, 19 June 1947
Married, with one daughter
English (mother tongue), French and some Spanish
Master of Science Degree, Bachelor of Science degree (1
class honours), University of Wales; Chartered Engineer; Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology
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2007 – present:
Director of Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
2003 – 2006:
Joined UK Office of Communications (Ofcom) at inception in 2003. International Co-ordinator with lead responsibility for UK in ITU and CEPT
1992 - 2003
Director in UK’s Radiocommunications Agency with lead responsibility for UK in ITU and CEPT
1988 - 1992:
European Commission, Telecommunication Regulations Division
Represented UK in many other international organisations including the International Maritime Organisation, Inmarsat and the European Space Agency
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