Minutes | Board Governance Committee (BGC) Meeting
BGC Attendees: Becky Burr (Chair), Maarten Botterman, Ram Mohan, and Lousewies van der Laan.
BGC Member Apologies: Ron da Silva
Board Member Observing: Cherine Chalaby, Sarah Deutsch, and Manal Ismail
Invited Observers: Merike Kaeo, Tripti Sinha, and Nigel Roberts
ICANN Organization Attendees: Susanna Bennett (Chief Operating Officer), Michelle Bright (Director, Board Operations), John Jeffrey (General Counsel and Secretary), Vinciane Koenigsfeld (Director, Board Operations), Elizabeth Le (Associate General Counsel), Wendy Profit (Senior Manager, Board Operations), Lisa Saulino (Board Operations Sr. Coordinator) and Amy Stathos (Deputy General Counsel).
The following is a summary of discussions, actions taken and actions identified:
Nominating Committee (NomCom) 2019 Chair and Chair-Elect Selection – The BGC discussed the Committee's recommendations for the NomCom 2019 Chair and Chair-Elect. The BGC approved the recommendations to the Board for 2019 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect. The Committee also agreed that the guidance document from the Board to the NomCom regarding important skills for Board members should be evaluated to ensure that the skill sets identified align with the current needs of the Board. The Committee noted that Board has gone from being concerned about sharing with the NomCom the skill sets needed to align with the current needs of the Board to recognizing that this is not only useful but also appreciated by NomCom.
Action(s): Committee to review the guidance from the Board to the NomCom regarding important skills for Board members to ensure that the skill sets identified align with the current needs of the Board.
Discussion on Upcoming Committee Membership and Leadership Slating – The BGC discussed the Board Committees and Working Group slates based upon, among other things, the preferences indicated by the Board members.
Published on 21 October 2018