Malcolm must take the lion's share of the credit for the very
high reputation for ground-breaking innovation combined
with reliable delivery that JISC now has.
Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea
Chair of JISC
Principal and vice-chancellor, University of Edinburgh
Malcolm provided for JISC a defining purpose
and ethos - risk taking when it had to be,
intellectually robust, technically expert and
inspirationally obscure at times, but visionary
and capable of delivering.
Chief Executive, Higher Education Statistics Agency
The UK library world owes
Malcolm enormously for [its]
foundations and for the
opportunities they gave
individuals and the sector to
develop skills and services
which have... sustained and
adapted to the very different
world of the 21st century.
Dame Lynne Brindley
Chief executive, British Library
As I travel around the world, the very mention
of JISC evokes a look of acknowledgement
and envy. I feel it a privilege to have worked
with Malcolm on the JISC board and with his
invaluable diplomatic advice.
Professor John Wood
Former committee chair, JISC
We have enjoyed the support and
endurance Malcolm demonstrated to
shape and manage the ever more
complex and integrated global IT
infrastructure in the UK and beyond.
SURF, the Netherlands
Knowledge Exchange... has surely been a ground
breaking experiment in international collaboration.
Without Malcolm’s unfailing dedication it would not
have been possible to see it through its tougher years
and see it blossom.
Anne Maja, Keith Russell
and all at the Knowledge Exchange
Malcolm has inspired and steered the
development of Danish Agency for Libraries
and Media, or DEFF. His leadership and advice
have been invaluable to us, and we are very
Danish Agency for Libraries and Media
I speak for myself and
the rest of Malcolm’s
fans in this part of the
world when I say:
Malcolm, you have made
a lasting contribution to
our community. Thank
you for making us all
richer and wiser.
President and chief executive,
EDUCAUSE, United States
The phrase ‘end of an
era’ is often overused;
but here it is apposite.
UK education – and
government – owes
Malcolm a great debt.
He is to be congratulated
for all his work.
Professor David Baker
Deputy chair, JISC