2019 ICANN Nominating Committee
The 2019 Nominating Committee (NomCom) was convened at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Meeting (AGM) at ICANN63 in Barcelona, Spain.
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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites interested individuals to submit an application and/or recommend candidates in key leadership positions within ICANN and Public Technical Identifiers (PTI). The deadline to submit your application is 18 March 2019 at 23:59 Universal Coordinated Time UTC.
We are inviting applications and recommendations for the following positions:
- Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors.
- One member of the PTI Board of Directors.
- Three regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one from the Asia, Australia, and Pacific Islands region, one from the Latin America and Caribbean Islands region, one from the Africa region.
- Two members of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council.
- One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council.
Leadership Positions Information
The following documents provide information (criteria and time commitment) about the ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions to be filled by the 2019 NomCom:
- ICANN and PTI Positions Descriptions
- ICANN Invitation and Suggestion for Candidates
- PTI Invitation and Suggestion for Candidates
Please submit applications for the ICANN positions described above through the application portal.
All applications are confidential and should be received by 18 March 2019 23:59 UTC for full consideration. Selections will be announced by September 2019. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting in November 2019.
Individuals selected by the NomCom will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to help shape the Internet's technical coordination and policy development.
Guided by the broad public interest, those selected will work to fulfill ICANN's mission to coordinate the global Internet's system of unique identifiers, and in particular, to ensure its stable and secure operation. They will gain valuable insights and experience working on topics including knowledge, responsibility, culture, and geography. They will make a valuable public service contribution toward the functioning and evolution of this essential global resource.
Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions.
These positions require regular participation in teleconferences and may involve significant international travel, including travel to ICANN's three annual Public Meetings. Meetings during 2019 will be held in Kobe, Japan (9–14 March); Marrakech, Morocco (24–27 June); and Montreal, Canada (2–7 November).
Reasonable direct expenses incurred in the course of service will be reimbursed.
Each Board Member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 30 July 2014, but it is not required. (See Board Member Compensation.)
Candidate recommendations are encouraged and can be submitted through an online form at http://nomcom.icann.org/suggest.
Members | NomCom Structure
Leadership Team Members: Damon Ashcraft, Chair; Cheryl Miller, Chair Elect; Zahid Jamil, Associate Chair
Committee Members: Alejandro Acosta (RSSAC), Nadira Al Araj (ALAC-AP), Alain Bidron (GNSO/ISPCP), Jonathan Cohen (IPC), Anriette Esterhuysen (NCUC), Robert Guerra (SSAC), Caroline Greer (GNSO/Registrars SG), Aziz Hilali (ALAC-AF), Erich Schweighofer (ALAC-EU), Ole Jacobsen (IETF), Brajesh Jain (ASO-AC), Paul Mitchell (GNSO/CBUC-Large), Jon Nevett (GNSO/Registries SG), Pablo Rodriguez (ccNSO), Tracy Hackshaw (ALAC-LAC), Lawrence Olawale-Roberts (GNSO/CBUC-Small) and Leah Symekher (ALAC-NA)
NomCom Staff Support: Joette Youkhanna (Senior Project Manager); Jia Kimoto (Project Manager)
Interim NomCom Staff Support: Christine Willett (Vice President, gTLD Operations), Michaela Quinzy (Senior Director, Global Support), Camia Frank (NomCom Office Coordinator), and Jared Erwin (Manager, GDD Global Implementation)
Nominating Committee Member Biographies – Click here
- 2019 NomCom Operating Procedures
- 2019 NomCom Code of Conduct
- ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior [PDF, 157 KB]
Board and Community Recommendations to NomCom
- ICANN Board Guidance to NomCom on Important Skill for Board Memebers [PDF, 359 KB]
- Specific Requirements for the NomCom appointee to the ccNSO Council [PDF, 228 KB]
- Specific Requirements for the NomCom appointees to ALAC [PDF, 48 KB]
Reporting Conflicts or Misconduct
The 2016 NomCom implemented a Whistleblower email for members to use if they needed to report misconduct. The 2019 NomCom is continuing the Whistleblower email. The system allows conflicts to be declared even if it is the Chair that is being suspected of being in conflict. NomCom Staff administers the mailbox and shares information with ICANN Legal for further review.
The community and NomCom members may report misconduct or suspected conflict by sending an email to email@example.com.
The NomCom is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.
NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.
The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.
NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.