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Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston
Chief Operations Officer

Mark Johnston Chief Operations Officer for GEANT. I lead the team that designs, plans, builds, operates, secures and assures the GEANT network that is essential for the distribution of high data volumes generated by research an​​​​​​​d education communities, and for testing innovative technologies and applications.​​​​ I pride myself on providing what commercial operators cannot a high-speed network that pushes the boundaries of networking technology whilst providing a cost-effective, pan-European infrastructure that delivers outstanding service availability and quality.  I am a strong positive leader and problem-solver who applies both technical knowledge and business acumen to deliver results. I am a dynamic self-starter with a strong sense of responsibility and someone who can get stuck into the detail while focusing on the bigger picture. Highly effective at cultivating and developing relationships and motivating individuals and teams to excel under pressure. I hold an Electrical and Electronic engineering degree and a Masters in Business Administration and Management.