[CCWG-ACCT] Understanding of Amended Paragraph 72 of Annex 2

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 01:03:32 UTC 2016

Technically, the limitation will be applicable to the status of the
individual board member to be removed i.e whether appointed by SO/AC or by
nomcom as the removal processes and required thresholds differ. The other
limitation I foresee is the time it would take to carry out the one-by-one
removal process unless ofcourse the community trigger the process
concurrently which is unlikely.(it will be quite a record breaking coup :-)

However, if the goal is to spill significant number of the board by
removing the individual members, then it'd be better to go the single route
of spilling the entire board to save time. Nevertheless, I guess the main
catch is that both options are possible.


On 24 Feb 2016 01:25, "Phil Corwin" <psc at vlaw-dc.com> wrote:

> Thanks for weighing in, Bruce.
> I agree that evaluation of each individual Board member is the way the
> process should be used. I was just observing that two separate processes
> exist for the removal of individual Board members and that there is no
> limitation on the number that may be employed against within a given time
> period. As previously stated, I hope we never get to that point.
> Best, Philip
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> Tonkin
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> Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] Understanding of Amended Paragraph 72 of Annex 2
> Hello Phil,
> I think in essence that you are correct that in addition to removing the
> Board via a Board as a whole spill process, that the community still has
> the option of removing individual Board members through the individual
> Board member recall process.   So yes it is possible to remove all the
> voting directors, by exercising that process on a one-by-one basis.
> In terms of removing the chair or vice-chair of the Board, the community
> is effectively removing the Board director that currently holds that role.
>  If that happens, the Board will of course elect a replacement chair or
> vice-chair  from the remaining Board directors.
> I would expect that if an individual Board director that is currently the
> chair became subject to an individual Board member recall process, that the
> chair would stand down pending the outcome of the process and the
> vice-chair would take over until such time as an new chair is appointed.
> So doubt the discussion will end up being a discussion to remove the
> chair, but a discussion about the performance of the individual Board
> director.   At least I hope that is how the processes will be used.
> Regards,
> Bruce Tonkin
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