Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » Appointment of 2015 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

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Appointment of 2015 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Resolved (2014.09.09.01), the Board hereby appoints Stephane Van Gelder as the 2015 Nominating Committee Chair.

Rationale for Resolution: 

ICANN's Bylaws require the Board to appoint the Nominating Committee (NomCom) Chair and NomCom Chair-Elect. See Article VII, sections 2.1 and 2.2 at http://www.icann.org/en/general/bylaws.htm#VII. The Board has delegated the responsibility for recommending the NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect for Board approval to the Board Governance Committee. See BGC Charter at http://www.icann.org/en/committees/board-governance/charter.htm. The BGC twice posted a call for expressions of interest (EOI) (see (https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-07-01-en), received and reviewed the received EOIs, oversaw a 360-degree evaluation of the 2014 NomCom leadership and plans to conduct interviews with some of the candidates before making its recommendation on the 2015 NomCom Chair-Elect. The Board has considered and agrees with the BGC's recommendation for the 2015 NomCom Chair and looks forward to the BGC's further recommendation for the 2015 NomCom Chair-Elect. The Board also would like to thank all who expressed interest in becoming part of the NomCom leadership.

Appointing a NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect identified through a public EOI process positively affects the transparency and accountability of ICANN, as well as supports the public interest. Adopting the BGC's recommendation has no financial impact on ICANN that was not otherwise anticipated, and will not negatively impact the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.