Board Global Relationships Committee (BGRC) Minutes | 16 January 2013

BGRC Attendees: Bill Graham – Chair, Bertrand de La Chapelle, Olga Madruga-Forti, Gonzalo Navarro and George Sadowsky.

Other Board Attendees: Steve Crocker and Chris Disspain

Staff Attendees: Nora Abusitta, Megan Bishop, Michelle Bright, Mandy Carver, Sally Costerton, Samantha Eisner, Jamie Hedlund, Nigel Hickson, Tarek Kamel, Veni Markovski, Rodrigo de la Parra, Amy Stathos and Save Vocea


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

  1. Introduction of new team and responsibilities – Staff briefed the BGRC on new developments at the staff level and structure of the Global Stakeholder Engagement team. These changes are in line with the strategy laid out by the President and CEO.
  2. Key elements of global outreach plan – Staff presented a brief overview of the work being done to develop a global outreach plan.  A more comprehensive briefing will take place at the upcoming Board Workshop in Los Angeles.  Committee members requested that staff share the package of materials that will be presented at the Workshop prior to the start of the Workshop, highlighting key items where the Board's advice or guidance would be useful.
    • Action:
      • Staff to provide requested briefing material to the BGRC in advance of the upcoming workshop in Los Angeles.
  3. AOB – The BGRC discussed the current and future strategy for board interaction with the GAC, particularly in light of the potential for an increase in participants expected in 2013.