OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan
John MacGregor, a native of Vancouver and Canadian former naval officer, was appointed OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan by the OSCE German Chairmanship in May 2016. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek from 2013, and spent two years as acting Deputy Head of the OSCE Office in Baku. MacGregor is married, with two children and two grandchildren. He speaks French and is able to deliver speeches in Azerbaijani, Kyrgyz, and Uzbek languages. Having served more than three years, Ambassador MacGregor is the longest serving Canadian Head of Field Operation in the history of the OSCE. In connection with the National Day celebrations on 1st September 2019, he was personally awarded with the State Award for “Friendship” (Do’stlik) by the President of Uzbekistan.