DC-ISSS Senior Policy Adviser

Mark Carvell is an independent consultant on Internet governance. He is the senior policy adviser with the IGF’s multi-stakeholder Dynamic Coalition on Internet Standards, Security and Safety (DC-ISSS).
Mark has been active in the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) since 2008 and is currently a member of the IGF’s Working Group on Strategy. He is also a Member of EuroDIG (the European regional Internet governance forum).
Previously, from 2008 to 2019, Mark was Head of Internet Governance Policy in the UK Government’s digital ministry – the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). He represented the UK Government in international negotiations relating to digital policy and Internet governance, including the G7, ITU and the Council of Europe. He was the UK representative on ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and was Vice-Chair of the GAC in 2017-18.