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Re: [bc-gnso] Nominating Committee

  • To: Marilyn Cade <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] Nominating Committee
  • From: Liz Williams <lizawilliams@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:15:20 +0100


I would welcome Mike Robert's participation in the BC. As one of three members [David Fares and Mike O'Connor are the others) of the BC Credentials Committee, it would be tremendous to receive an application from him. However, asking him, or anyone else, to join the BC for the purpose of standing for election as the BC's representative to the Nominating Committee seems to be rather a stretch.

I can think of many existing members in the BC who would do an admirable job in a highly complex environment which is very time consuming. I would also suggest that intimate knowledge of the challenges of the Business Constituency in a transitioning organisation is critical as is a commitment to the broader ICANN community.

As to your comments about "improving the BC presence" in the Nominating Committee, the existing representatives (Phil Lodico and I) are always open to suggestions for improvements. We have both provided regular updates to the BC but cannot, under the strict confidentiality rules of the Nominating Committee provide more detailed notes about the workings of the Committee itself. Of course, everything about the Nominating Committee that can be made public (that is everything but candidate names and their details) is available here http://nomcom.icann.org/

Kind regards.

On 29 Jul 2009, at 12:57, Marilyn Cade wrote:

I've reviewed the requirements for Nom Committee appointments, and I see that actually, we can nominate someone who is not a BC member, but is from the business community. I have not yet approached Mike Roberts, but call all members attention to that long standing role that Mike has had in the Internet, standing up ICANN, and being a BC member. He is a micro enterprise owner, and highly respected around the globe. Perhaps we should be thinking more broadly, and more globally, about 'recruiting' someone like Mike for the NomComm.

I am going to reach out to Mike to 'test' whether he would stand for selection from the BC.

We would certainly 'improve' BC presence by selecting someone like Mike, or his counterpart from another part of the globe.

Business has the ability to think creatively. I'd like to see more of that from 'us'. Perhaps other members have ideas about business people from other parts of the globe that we might nominate. I also know a CEO from Egypt rather well, and we could also consider someone like that for the NomComm role. We would need to organize a 'support/briefing' team, but some of those who have been on the NomCom could offer to do those briefings, with an open conference call for all BC members interested to listen in.

Marilyn Cade
ICT Strategies
mCADE llc

micro enterprise member of BC

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