Minutes | Board Governance Committee (BGC) Meeting | 6 September 2019
BGC Attendees: Becky Burr (Chair), Maarten Botterman, Ron da Silva, Khaled Koubaa, and Matthew Shears
Other Board Member Attendees: Harald Alverstrand, Cherine Chalaby, Sarah Deutsch, Chris Disspain, Avri Doria, Lito Ibarra, Manal Ismail, Merike Kaeo, Akinori Maemura, Kaveh Ranjbar, León Sanchez, and Tripti Sinha
Invited Observers: Ihab Osman
ICANN Organization Attendees: Susanna Bennett (SVP, Chief Operations Officer), Michelle Bright (Board Content Coordination Director), Franco Carrasco (Board Operations Specialist), Samantha Eisner (Deputy General Counsel), John Jeffrey (General Counsel and Secretary), Aaron Jimenez (Board Operations Senior Coordinator), Vinciane Koenigsfeld (Director, Board Operations), Elizabeth Le (Associate General Counsel), Cyrus Namazi (SVP, Global Domains Division), Wendy Profit (Senior Manager, Board Operations), and Amy Stathos (Deputy General Counsel)
The following is a summary of discussions, actions taken and actions identified:
Committee Slating – The BGC discussed the Board Committees and Working Group slates based upon, among other things, the preferences indicated by the Board members.
Status of Revisions to Board Communications Training Proposal - The Committee noted that a proposal regarding Board communications training has been developed by Lito Ibarra and León Sanchez and that some Board members have provided their comments on the proposal. The BGC Chair requested that the Committee members finalize the proposal via email.
Actions: Committee members to finalize proposal via email.
Summary of Statements of Interest – The Committee was advised that the full Board has been asked to review and provide updates if necessary, to their statements of interests disclosures for publication on the ICANN website by Sunday, 8 September 2019.
Proposed Framework for Establishment and Maintenance of Board Working Groups and Caucus Groups - The Committee noted that a draft proposed framework for establishing and maintaining Board Working Groups and Caucus Groups has been circulated. The BGC Chair asked the Committee to review the draft framework in advance of the next BGC meeting.
- Actions: Committee members to review draft framework in advance of the next BGC meeting.
- Board Operational Priorities – The BGC agreed with the proposal to maintain the reporting cadence on Board Operational Priorities of each Annual General Meeting (AGM), noting the importance of keeping the AGM as the point of communication and the importance of consistency with the community.