GDST Secretariat

The GDST maintains a professional Secretariat that works to promote the uptake of GDST standards and provide technical support to companies implementing them.  In addition, under the guidance of its Supervisory Board, the GDST Secretariat carries out multiple other functions including managing partnerships with other industry platforms and associations, addressing relevant policy and regulatory issues, and curating the technical standards.

The Secretariat works under the leadership of the GDST's Executive Director, Mr. Gregory Brown.  The Secretariat team includes regional points of contact for companies in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.

For more information, or to get in contact with the GDST regional contact for your area, please send an email to

Greg Brown
Executive Director

Kevin Edwards
Vice President, Global
Market Development

Richard Stavis
Stakeholder Engagement
Communications and
Dialogue Lead

John McDonough Operations Manager Communications

Huw Thomas
Market Development Lead Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Mike Platt
Market Development Europe, Middle East and Africa

Sebastien Metz
Market Development Europe, Middle East and Africa

Nicolas Fournier
Market Development Europe, Middle East

Gunther Errhalt
Market Development Japan, Korea and Taiwan