Welcome to PASC


The Asia-Pacific region accounts for over 60% of the world’s population and has the highest levels of growth in the world. International standards are essential for this region, to facilitate trade; to spread knowledge, disseminate innovative advances in technology and improve market access for goods and services. The Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) was established in 1972 to strengthen the engagement and participation of the region in the international standardisation system.

This PASC website has been established to inform stakeholders of the work of PASC; the benefits of standards and to assist members effectively collaborate and promote the work of PASC and the role international standards in their country. We welcome your interest and input.

Adrian O’CONNELL
PASC EC Chair

Adrian is Deputy CEO at Standards Australia and is responsible for international engagement including Australia’s membership of ISO, IEC and PASC.

In January 2014, Adrian was appointed as the Chair of Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC). He has since been re-elected for a further term as Chair for 2017-2019.

As PASC Executive Committee Chair, Adrian chairs meetings of PASC members, represents PASC in its engagement with other regional and international bodies and works with the PASC Secretary and members on setting the PASC strategic direction and work program.

Tak Leong, CHEONG
PASC Secretary

Tak Leong is the Director of the Standards Division at SPRING Singapore. SPRING spearheads the national standardisation programme and represents Singapore at various international and regional bodies related to standards and conformance.

Tak Leong is the PASC Secretary for the term 2014-2016 and has been reappointed for a further term of 2017-2019.

As PASC Secretary, Tak Leong and his team works closely with the PASC members on the formulation and implementation of the PASC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. He also coordinates PASC’s inputs to various international and regional standards, conformance and trade facilitation bodies.