Board of Directors (Board)
The ICANN Board of Directors oversees the policy development process and ICANN governance. The Board is an internationally diverse body that consists of sixteen voting members. Additionally, there are five non-voting liaisons that provide technical advice to inform Board decision-making. For more information on the Board, click here.
Board Organizational Review
As part of ICANN’s ongoing commitment to its evolution and improvement, the Board approved a comprehensive plan for independent review of ICANN’s structures, as well as of the Board itself. Although ICANN’s Bylaws do not require review of the ICANN Board, the Board determined that it would be a good practice to conduct a “Review of the Board” in a manner consistent with the independent reviews conducted pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 of the ICANN Bylaws. This review of the Board commenced in 2007 and concluded in 2010.
The graphic below illustrates phases and status of each review - a indicates that all activities within a given phase have been completed. The chart that follows the graphic provides further details of key activities and milestones within each phase – you can view these details by clicking on each of the phases in the graphic. The table also contains links to relevant documents.
|Plan Review||Appointment of review team members||Appointment of review team members||26 Jun 2008|
|Terms of Reference||Document outlining the scope of work adopted by the review team||20 Sep 2007|
|RFP for external consultant||Independent Expert Request for Proposals announcement||21 Apr 2008|
|Conduct Review||Selection of independent consultant||Announcement of selection of independent consultant||26 Jun 2008|
|Final Report of Independent Consultant||Independent Review of the Board of ICANN||2 Nov 2008|
|Public Comment on Independent Consultant’s Final Report||Public Comment on the Independent Reviewer’s Report on the ICANN Board||2 Nov 2008|
|Draft Report of Board Review Working Group||ICANN Board Review Working Group Report for Discussion with the ICANN Community||20 Feb 2009|
|Public Comment on Board Review Working Group Interim Report||Public Comment on Board Review Working Group Interim Report||3 Mar 2009|
|Board Review Working Group Second Interim Report||ICANN Board Review Working Group Second Interim Report for Discussion with the ICANN Community||5 Jun 2009|
|Public Comment on Board Review Working Group Second Interim Report||Public Comment on Board Review Working Group Second Interim Report||5 Jun 2009|
|Draft Final Report||ICANN Board Review Working Group Draft Final Report||19 Sep 2009|
|Public Comment on Board Review Draft Final Working Group Report||Public Comment on Board Review Draft Final Working Group Report||5 Oct 2009|
|Final Report||Final report submitted to ICANN Board||26 Jan 2010|
|Board receipt of the Final Report||Board action and resolution||12 Mar 2010|
|Plan Implementation||Board receipt of Implementation Plan||Board receipt of Implementation Plan||12 Mar 2010|
|Board requests final implementation plans||Board requests final implementation plans for the final report of the Board Review Working Group||25 Jun 2010|
|Implement Improvements||Details of implementation and periodic||Board action and resolution||12 Mar 2010|
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