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Board Committee Membership and Leadership Changes


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
周日, 27 一月 2019
Resolution Number: 
2019.01.27.21 – 2019.01.27.22
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, Chris Disspain is a member of the Board and the current Chair of the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC).

Whereas, León Sanchez is a current member of the Board and member of the BAMC.

Whereas, to facilitate the smooth transition of leadership of the BAMC, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) recommended that the Board immediately appoint León Sanchez as the Chair of the BAMC and retain Mr. Disspain as a member of the BAMC.

Whereas, Matthew Shears has expressed interest in becoming a member of the Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC) and the BGC recommended that the Board immediately appoint Mr. Shears as a member of the OEC.

Resolved (2019.01.27.21), the Board appoints León Sanchez as the Chair of the BAMC and retains Chris Disspain as a member of the BAMC, effectively immediately.

Resolved (2019.01.27.22), the Board appoints Matthew Shears as a member of the OEC, effective immediately.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The Board is committed to facilitating a smooth transition in the leadership of its Board Committees as part of the Board's ongoing discussions regarding succession planning. To that end, the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) has suggested that its current Chair, Chris Disspain, step down as Chair (but remain as a member) and that the Board appoint León Sanchez as Chair of the BAMC. As a member of the BAMC, Mr. Disspain will work with Mr. Sanchez during a transition period.

As the Board Governance Committee (BGC) is tasked with recommending committee assignments, the BGC has discussed the BAMC's proposal and has recommended that the Board appoint León Sanchez as the new BAMC Chair and retain Mr. Disspain as a member of the BAMC, effectively immediately. The Board agrees with the BGC's recommendation.

The Board is also committed to facilitating the composition of Board Committees in accordance with the Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures. The BGC has considered the interest expressed by Matthew Shears in joining the Organizational Effectiveness Committee and has recommended that the Board approve this appointment. The Board agrees with the BGC's recommendation.

The action is in the public interest and in furtherance of ICANN's mission as it is important that Board Committees, in performing the duties as assigned by the Board in compliance with ICANN's Bylaws and the Committees' charters, have the appropriate succession plans in place to ensure leadership continuity within the Committees. Moreover, it is equally important that the composition of Board Committees is established pursuant to the Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures. This action will have no financial impact on the organization and will not negatively impact the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.

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