Malcolm Johnson started his mandate as Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on 1 January 2015. From 2007 to 2014, he served as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TBS) where he spearheaded activities in cybersecurity, climate change and accessibility, considerably increasing the involvement of developing countries and academia in ITU’s standards activities. During his time leading the TSB, he led a push for gender equality, increasing the number of female staff in the bureau and supporting junior staff to achieve their potential and take forward the work on climate change and sustainability.
Between 2003 and 2006, Malcolm was International Coordinator at the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications. In previous positions, he was also Director of the United Kingdom’s Radiocommunications Agency worked in the European Commission’s Telecommunication Regulations Division.