Bill Graham is Senior Policy Consultant to the Internet Society, following his retirement from full-time employment with the Internet Society in 2011.
Bill has worked with the Internet Society since 2007, where he was responsible for the Internet Society's Strategic Global Engagement Division. In that position he worked to expand the Internet Society’s involvement in a wide range of international organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Intellectual Property Organization, ICANN, the International Telecommunication Union, and several regional organizations around the world. His work in this area has ensured that the Internet Society has been able to offer unbiased technically-informed advice to partners engaged in discussions of Internet policy and technical issues.
Prior to joining the Internet Society, Bill was Director, International Telecommunications Policy and Coordination in the federal government department of Industry, where he was responsible for coordinating Canadian participation in multilateral organizations, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group, the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL), ICANN Governmental Advisory Council, and for bilateral relations on telecommunications policy issues for Canada. He was substantive Head of Delegation for Canada's participation in the UN World Summit on the Information Society, and served as Vice-Chair of the ICANN GAC.
Bill joined the Canadian government in 1988, and held a variety of management positions in the spectrum, information, and communications technology sector. He also worked in industry as Director, Government Relations for Teleglobe, Inc. He holds a Masters of Public Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Pacific and Oriental Studies from the University of Victoria, British Colombia, Canada.
Bill is based in Ottawa, Canada