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ICANN Resolutions » Appointment of 2018 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

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Appointment of 2018 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Resolution Number: 
2017.09.23.04
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the BGC reviewed the Expressions of Interest from candidates for the 2018 Nominating Committee ("NomCom") Chair and Chair-Elect, considered the results of a 360-degree evaluation of the 2017 NomCom leadership, and conducted interviews of candidates.

Whereas, the BGC has recommended that Zahid Jamil be appointed as the 2018 NomCom Chair and J. Damon Ashcraft be appointed as the 2018 NomCom Chair-Elect.

Resolved (2017.09.23.04), the Board hereby appoints Zahid Jamil as the 2018 Nominating Committee Chair and J. Damon Ashcraft as the 2018 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect.

Rationale for Resolution: 

ICANN's Bylaws require the Board to appoint the Nominating Committee (NomCom) Chair and NomCom Chair-Elect. See ICANN Bylaws, Article 8, Section 8.1. 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 posted a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on 2 June 2017 seeking EOIs by 7 July 2015 (see (https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-06-02-en). The BGC received and reviewed several EOIs, oversaw a 360-degree evaluation of the 2017 NomCom leadership and conducted interviews with candidates before making its recommendations. The Board has considered and agrees with the BGC's recommendation for the 2018 NomCom Chair and 2018 NomCom Chair-Elect. The Board also would like to thank all who expressed interest in becoming part of the 2018 NomCom leadership.

Appointing a NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect identified through a public EOI process, including interviews of the candidates, is in the public interest as it positively affects the transparency and accountability of ICANN. 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.