The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is pleased to announce the recent election of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Walter, to the position of President-elect of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) at the 39th ISO General Assembly meeting held this week in Beijing, China.
“I am delighted and honoured to have been elected to this important international role and look forward to promoting the value and importance of standards, particularly as they support innovation and international trade,” said Mr. Walter.
Since 2014, Mr. Walter has served as ISO Vice-President (Policy). In this position, he played a key role in overseeing governance and policy at ISO and provided a strong Canadian voice for standardization internationally.
“I congratulate Mr. Walter on his election to this international role,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “I have no doubt that his experience and knowledge of global standards will contribute to advancing quality and safety in this country and around the world."
Mr. Walter will continue his role as SCC’s CEO while he assumes this additional responsibility. He will serve as ISO President-elect in 2017 and becomes ISO President effective January 1, 2018, for a two-year term.