[CCWG-ACCT] [WP1] updated paper: Recall of the ICANN Board

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 23 13:23:54 UTC 2015

I agree with not asking the NomCom to put up alternates. Spilling the Board should be so exceptional and a smaller exe board should be able to then launch a process, which could result in both elections and in appointments.M

> Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:13:13 +0100
> From: malcolm at linx.net
> To: jordan at internetnz.net.nz; wp1 at icann.org; accountability-cross-community at icann.org
> Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] [WP1] updated paper: Recall of the ICANN Board
> On 23/07/2015 11:18, Jordan Carter wrote:
> > See my edits in the files beginning with 2015-07-23.
> One comment: I thought the general view in Paris was that NomCom would
> not nominate members of an interim Board. I doubt the practicality of
> requiring it to do so.
> That seems to have changed; perhaps I missed some discussion. Or
> misperceived the general view.
> Requiring NomCom to put up alternates at the AGM creates the "people
> standing in the shadows waiting for a chance" that were mentioned as a
> prospect to be avoided, and was accepted as a reason for not requiring
> SOs and ACs to nominate alternates with every appointment.
> Moreover, how will NomCom find people willing to commit to drop
> everything and become an interim director in the unlikely event of a
> Board spill, knowing that it is highly unlikely this will ever come to
> pass?
> It is surely much easier to ask someone "Will you agree to serve as a
> director now?" than "Will you agree to serve as a director in an
> unspecified number of months, should some very unlikely event come to
> pass?".
> For these reasons, I think that excusing NomCom from nominating interim
> directors is a better choice.
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