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Minutes | Board Governance Committee (BGC) Meeting | 2 September 2021

BGC Attendees: Becky Burr, Ron da Silva, Sarah Deutsch, Ihab Osman, León Sánchez, Matthew Shears, and Tripti Sinha (Chair)

Other Board Member Attendees: Avri Doria, Maarten Botterman, Lito Ibarra, Danko Jevtović, Göran Marby, and Patricio Poblete

ICANN org Attendees: Franco Carrasco (Board Operations Specialist), John Jeffrey (General Counsel and Secretary), Vinciane Koenigsfeld (VP, Board Operations), Elizabeth Le (Associate General Counsel), Lisa Saulino (Board Operations Specialist), and Amy Stathos (Deputy General Counsel),


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

  1. Agenda review – The Chair reviewed the meeting agenda.
  2. Review of past activities –The BGC Chair then recapped the action items from the prior meeting: (i) finalize the BGC's recommendations on the 2022 NomCom leadership; and (ii) begin the slating process for Board Committees leadership and membership and to have the process completed before the September Board Workshop. The Chair indicated that both items will be timely completed.
  3. Nominating Committee (NomCom) 2022 Leadership – The BGC discussed the applications for the NomCom 2022 Chair and Chair-Elect after having received all relevant materials for consideration. The BGC approved a recommendation to the Board for the 2022 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

    • Actions: ICANN org to prepare materials for Board consideration.
  4. Slating Discussion - Board Committees and Other Board Groups - The BGC Chair reviewed the slating principles and then the Committee discussed membership and leadership of the Board Committees, Board Caucuses, and Board Working Groups slates. The BGC agreed at its last meeting that each Board member's membership on Committees should be targeted at two or three Committees (except for certain Committees needing very specific skill sets) in order to not stretch the Board members too thin. The BGC noted that the Compensation Committee and Executive Committee will be comprised by the presumptive Chair of the Board, which will then be presented to the BGC for consideration of making a recommendation to the full Board for approval. The BGC did not complete its slating discussion and agreed to continue the discussion at the next meeting that shall take place before the Board Workshop.

Published on 18 October 2021