[ICANN-CSC] Retirement from the CSC

Byron Holland byron.holland at cira.ca
Wed Jul 31 20:34:52 UTC 2019

Dear CSC Colleagues,

This note is to inform you that I will not be standing for re-appointment to the CSC.  I have decided to step down at the end of my term.

It has been an honour to participate in the work of the CSC over the past 3 years.  As we know, the CSC was born out of the uncertain times of the IANA transition and we had not just an important role, but also much work to do in bootstrapping our committee's culture, norms, and behaviours as well as our processes and procedures.  It was a real working committee and we did the heavy lifting with without drama - we just got the work done!

Over the past three years we have built a strong and positive relationship with the IANA team; we have built out enduring processes that the community can rely on, and, I believe, have served our communities well.

It took many hands to get this all done, starting from an effective Charter Drafting team and the commitment of the GNSO and the ccNSO to make this committee work.  There are many people to thank, but I would certainly like to call out Naela and the IANA team who approached this dramatic change 3 years ago with an open mind and who have worked continuously to live up to the community's needs as well as continued to improve their services and reporting.  Well done!  To Bart and Ria, who kept the process moving and provided wise counsel on many occasions.  Also, I would like to thank my colleague Allan, who did much heavy lifting and wrote many drafts for the benefit of us all.

Mostly, of course, I would like to thank my colleagues on the CSC, both the Members and the Liaisons, current and former, for their collective commitment to volunteering for this important function, and for doing all the work required to get the Committee and its processes up and running for the benefit of the entire community.

It has been a pleasure and an honour to work with this team and I am entirely confident the CSC will be in very good hands going forward.

Best regards,

Byron Holland, President & CEO
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
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