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Board Governance Committee's Recommendation on the Appointment of the 2021 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 10 Sep 2020
Resolution Number: 
2020.09.10.07
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) reviewed the Expressions of Interest from candidates for the 2021 Nominating Committee ("NomCom") Chair and Chair-Elect and conducted interviews of candidates.

Whereas, the BGC has recommended that Ole Jacobsen be appointed as the 2021 NomCom Chair and Tracy Hackshaw be appointed as the 2021 NomCom Chair-Elect.

Resolved (2020.09.10.07), the Board hereby appoints Ole Jacobsen as the 2021 Nominating Committee Chair and Tracy Hackshaw as the 2021 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 (BGC). (See BGC Charter, Section II.G.) The BGC oversaw the posting of a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on 29 May 2020 seeking EOIs by 22 June 2020 (see https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-05-29-en), which was then extended to 7 July 2020 (https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-06-22-en).

As input into the selection of 2021 the NomCom leadership positions, the BGC reviewed and discussed the EOIs received and interviewed the candidates. Following the above actions and further discussion, the BGC agreed on recommendations to the Board for the 2021 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

The Board has considered and agrees with the BGC's recommendation for the 2021 NomCom Chair and 2021 NomCom Chair-Elect. The Board also would like to thank all who expressed interest in becoming part of the 2021 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. It is also fully consistent with ICANN's mission.

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.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require Public Comment.