Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » President and CEO FY15 SR1 At-Risk Compensation

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President and CEO FY15 SR1 At-Risk Compensation

Resolution of the ICANN Board
President and CEO FY15 SR-1 At-Risk Compensation

Board to approve payment to the President and CEO for his FY15 SR-1 At-Risk compensation

Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
Wed, 11 Feb 2015
Resolution Number: 
2015.02.11.01 – 2015.02.11.02
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, each Board member has confirmed that he/she does not have a conflict of interest with respect to establishing the amount of payment for the President and CEO's FY15 SR1 at-risk compensation payment.

Whereas, the Compensation Committee recommended that the Board approve payment to the President and CEO for his FY15 SR1 at-risk compensation.

Resolved (2015.02.11.01), the Board hereby approves a payment to the President and CEO for his FY15 SR1 at-risk compensation component.

Resolved (2015.02.11.02), specific items within this resolution shall remain confidential as an "action relating to personnel or employment matters", pursuant to Article III, section 5.2 of the ICANN Bylaws.

Rationale for Resolution: 

When the President and CEO was hired, he was offered a base salary, plus an at-risk component of his compensation package. This same structure was maintained when the President and CEO's contract was renewed through 30 June 2017. Consistent with all ICANN staff members, the President and CEO is to be evaluated against specific goals that he sets in coordination with the Compensation Committee.

Following SR1, which is a scoring period that ran from 1 July 2014 through 15 November 2014, the Compensation Committee reviewed with the President and CEO his FY15 SR1 goals and discussed his achievements against those goals. Following that discussion, the Compensation Committee has recommended that the Board approve the President and CEO's at-risk compensation for the first scoring period of FY15 and the Board agrees with that recommendation.

While this will have a fiscal impact on ICANN, it is an impact that was contemplated in the FY15 budget. This decision will not have an impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.

This in an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.