Board Global Relationships Committee (BGRC) Minutes | 15 August 2011

BGRC Attendees: Chris Disspain, Erika Mann, Gonzalo Navarro – Chair, George Sadowsky and Kuo-Wei Wu

Other Board Attendees: Rod Beckstrom – President and CEO; Bertrand de La Chapelle; Steve Crocker, Bill Graham

BGRC Apologies: Katim Touray

Staff Attendees: Akram Atallah – Chief Operating Officer, Elise Gerich – Vice President, IANA, Jamie Hedlund – VP, Government Affairs – Americas, John Jeffrey – General Counsel and Secretary, Diane Schroeder and Amy Stathos


The following is a summary of discussions, actions taken and actions identified:

  1. New Chair Introduction – The new Chair described how he sees the BGRC meetings going forward and ensuring that the goal is to reach consensus and collaboration in all areas.

  2. Workplan – Staff provided an update on the various tasks and topics of discussion that the BGRC has been involved in over the past year. The BGRC discussed various approaches for moving forward and developing strategy.

    • Actions:

      • BGRC Chair to circulate priority topics to BGRC for consideration.

      • Staff to provide BGRC with draft document developing the themes highlighted by the BGRC Chair.

  3. Internationalization – The CEO provided a report on the status of discussions for ICANN approach internationally and the BGRC discussed how to bring this item forward for Board and community conversation.

    • Action:

      • Staff to work with certain BGRC members to draft document for September workshop that will describe factors for consideration in developing strategy for international environment.