[council] Family Tragedy Forces ICANN Board Member to Return to New Zealand
Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Sat Jun 24 15:22:48 UTC 2006
Family Tragedy Forces ICANN Board Member to Return to New Zealand
24 June 06
Marrakech, Morocco, 24th June 2006: As the 26th International meeting
gets underway in Marrakech, it is with deep sorrow that ICANN announces
that Board Member Peter Dengate-Thrush has been forced to return to New
Zealand due to a family tragedy. Yesterday, four members of Peter's
family were killed in a car accident.
Commenting on this news, ICANN's Chairman Vint Cerf said: "This is a
terrible tragedy and I have extended heartfelt sympathy to Peter on
behalf of the myself, the Board, staff and the ICANN community. Peter is
a highly respected and valued member of the ICANN community and we
extend to him our friendship, prayers and support in this tragic time."
ICANN invites anyone wishing to extend public condolences to Peter to do
pdt-messages at icann.org .
ICANN will publish the archive at
Peter's commitments at the Marrakech meeting will be managed by other
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