Approved Board Resolutions | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board | 11 October 2014

  1. Main Agenda
    1. Appointment of 2015 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
  2. Confidential Session

 

  1. Main Agenda:

    1. Appointment of 2015 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect

      Whereas, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) reviewed the Expressions of Interest from candidates for the 2015 Nominating Committee ("NomCom") Chair and Chair-Elect, considered the results of a 360-degree evaluation of the 2014 NomCom leadership, and evaluated responses to questions posed by the BGC to each candidate.

      Whereas, on 9 September 2014 the Board appointed Stéphane Van Gelder as the 2015 NomCom Chair, and deferred appointing a Chair-Elect pending interviews of some of the candidates.

      Whereas, the since 9 September 2014, BGC members have interviewed a short-list of candidates for the 2015 NomCom Chair-Elect position and has recommended that the Board appoint Ron Andruff as the Chair-Elect.

      Resolved (2014.10.11.01), the Board hereby appoints Ron Andruff as the 2015 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect.

      Rationale for Resolution 2014.10.11.01

      ICANN's Bylaws require the Board to appoint the Nominating Committee (NomCom) Chair and NomCom Chair-Elect. See Article VII, sections 2.1 and 2.2 at http://www.icann.org/en/general/bylaws.htm#VII. The Board has delegated the responsibility for recommending the NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect for Board approval to the Board Governance Committee (BGC). See BGC Charter at http://www.icann.org/en/committees/board-governance/charter.htm. The BGC twice posted a call for expressions of interest (EOI) (see (https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-07-01-en), received and reviewed EOIs, oversaw a 360-degree evaluation of the 2014 NomCom leadership and conducted interviews with some of the candidates for the 2015 NomCom Chair-Elect.

      On 9 September 2014, the Board appointed Stéphane Van Gelder as the 2015 Nominating Committee (NomCom) Chair. (See https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-09-09-en#1.a). The Board acknowledged at that time that the BGC was still in the process of interviewing some candidates for the 2015 Nominating Committee (NomCom) Chair-Elect, so the Board deferred its appointment of this position pending completion of the process, which has now concluded.

      The BGC made its recommendation after careful consideration and discussion. The Board has considered and agrees with the BGC's recommendation for the 2015 NomCom Chair –Elect. The Board would like to thank all who expressed interest in becoming part of the NomCom leadership.

      Appointing a NomCom Chair-Elect identified through a public EOI process positively affects the transparency and accountability of ICANN, as well as supports ICANN's overall mission. Adopting the BGC's recommendation has no financial impact on ICANN that was not otherwise anticipated, and will not negatively impact the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.

      This is an Organizational Administrative Function for which public comment is not required.

  2. Confidential Session

    The Board held a confidential portion of the session, without staff present, relating to employment matters.

Published on 14 October 2014