The ICANN Board currently has 10 Board committees. Board committees are composed of smaller groups of Board members, and each committee has a distinct area of responsibility. The membership, duties, and responsibilities of each Board committee are outlined in charters adopted by the Board. The Board reviews the membership of each committee every year.
To access current and past committees, click on the cards below.
Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC)
The BAMC is responsible for activities relating to ICANN's Bylaws-mandated accountability mechanisms, including consideration of items related to Reconsideration Requests, recommendations arising out of the Independent Review Process, and Ombudsman investigations.
Audit Committee of the Board (BAC)
The BAC is responsible for a range of activities related to the selection of independent auditors, receiving reports from those auditors, review and forwarding of ICANN's annual financial report, and oversight of ICANN's internal financial and accounting controls and procedures.
Compensation Committee of the Board (BCC)
The BCC is responsible for a range of activities related providing advice and recommendations to the Board regarding ICANN's compensation philosophy, officer compensation, and compensation levels and performance metrics for the ICANN President and CEO and the Ombudsman.
Executive Committee of the Board (BEC)
The BEC is responsible for exercising all the powers of the Board in the oversight of the management of the business and affairs of the corporation, including, without limitation, financial matters so that the Board retains the ability to act through the Executive Committee between formal Board meetings if deemed necessary.
Finance Committee of the Board (BFC)
The BFC is responsible for providing oversight on the annual budget process of the corporation; reviewing and making recommendations on the annual budget submitted by the President and CEO; developing and recommending short and long-range strategic financial objectives for the corporation; and providing strategic oversight on financial matters for the corporation.
Governance Committee of the Board (BGC)
The BGC is responsible for a wide range of activities relating to internal governance matters, including enhancing and reviewing of Board performance; oversight and administration of the Board's Conflicts of Interest Policy, Code of Conduct, and Governance Guidelines; facilitating the Board's annual leadership and committee selection processes; recommending Nominating Committee leadership positions, and Board prioritization efforts.
Risk Committee of the Board (BRC)
The BRC is responsible for the assessment and oversight of policies implemented by ICANN designed to manage ICANN'S risk profile, including the establishment and implementation of standards, controls, limits, and guidelines related to risk assessment and risk management.
Strategic Planning Committee of the Board (SPC)
The SPC is responsible for supporting the Board in identifying the strategic priorities facing the Board, ICANN org, and the community and making sure the Board is addressing those priorities, as well as initiating and leading the strategic planning process for ICANN.