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ICANN Executive Team Announcement

7 September 2023

Whenever there is a change in the executive leadership of ICANN organization (org), it is important that the community be informed in a timely manner. Today, I would like to share with you that Gina Villavicencio, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, has resigned. Her last day was Tuesday, 5 September.

I also would like to thank Gina for her contributions over the past six years as she navigated the complexities of an expanding global workforce, and enhanced the services and support provided to staff around the world.

The Global Human Resources function, which includes Facilities, Human Resources, and Security Operations, provides critical support to the ICANN org, Board, and community. Continuity of leadership and steady support for the teams are imperative, and with this in mind, I have asked Henry Meyer, Senior Director of Global HR Operations, to serve as interim head of Human Resources. I also have asked Simon Garside, Vice President of Security Operations, to serve as interim head of Facilities in addition to Security Operations.

I have complete faith and trust in Henry and Simon. They will have full authority to lead their teams and will represent Global HR on the Executive Team until the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources position is filled.


Sally Costerton

Sally Costerton

Sr. Advisor to President & SVP, Global Stakeholder Engagement and Interim President & CEO