Rob Steele, ISO Secretary-General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced his departure from his position effective 31 July 2015. Kevin McKinley (currently ISO Deputy Secretary-General) has been appointed Acting Secretary-General as of 1 August 2015.
In making the announcement, Rob said that it had been a privilege to work for ISO. "Working in ISO has given me the opportunity to help the organization and its members respond to global needs for standardization, particularly in promoting standards and responding to the needs in emerging economies," he said. "It has been an honour to serve ISO, a place where those involved in ISO's work can truly say each day ‘I helped the World get that little bit better'."
Rob thanked all the ISO members who had supported him during his time as Secretary-General, as well as the many friends and amazing organizations he had been involved with around the world.
Kevin McKinley will act as the Secretary-General of ISO, with its Central Secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland, until the process for selecting and appointing a new Secretary-General is completed.
Kevin, who is Canadian, joined ISO in 2003 as Deputy Secretary-General and has been responsible for ISO's core standards development work and ISO's strategy and policy activities.