John Walter has recently been appointed to president of the ISO standardisation organisation. Why is this important?
The work of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) touches all of us, so the vision of its new president will to some extend affect everyone. You can be pretty sure that whether you’re on your way to work, at work, coming home or at home, you have been affected by the implementation of several of the very many ISO standards. But do you know who writes those international standards, and who is the leading man ultimately overseeing this work? We met him in Stockholm recently, where he spoke to a group of chairmen at the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS), an active participating member of ISO.