ISO appoints its new British President

Press release - 26 September 2011

Mr Terry Hill, CBE has been appointed to be the next ISO President following the 34th ISO General Assembly in New Delhi last week.

Terry Hill, who was nominated by BSI, will be the first British President since 1958 and will lead ISO, ensuring that it continues to support global innovation and deliver a portfolio of market relevant international standards. In this capacity, Mr Hill will chair the major ISO meetings including its General Assembly and Council.

Terry Hill has more than 30 years' international experience in civil engineering, creating and implementing infrastructure and transport strategies. He has spent his working life deeply involved in the sectors where global standards are most important. He is Chair of Board of Trustees of Arup Group and a Member of the Infrastructure UK Advisory Council.

Terry Hill said, "I am delighted to be appointed as ISO President. I am looking forward to further the vital work ISO does at promoting the increase in global trade, trade that the world clearly needs right now."

Mike Low, BSI's Director Standards said: "This is great news for the UK and great news for ISO. Terry Hill will be an excellent President as he guides ISO through the implementation of its 2015 strategy. His successful election reflects well on BSI and our influence in ISO."

The unanimous support for his election from all ISO members is recognition of the considerable contribution BSI has made to international standardization. Since the London Conference in October 1946, BSI has led many of ISO's most significant committees and has provided the text on which some of ISO's major standards are based, including ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems).

Terry Hill will assume his role as President-Elect from Jan 2012 and formally serve as President of ISO from Jan 2013 to Dec 2014.