[CWG-Stewardship] PTI Board Composition: IANA Managing Director

Donna Austin Donna.Austin at ariservices.com
Tue Jun 16 18:28:34 UTC 2015

From a RySG perspective, we had provided comments that supported PTI, but on the premise that this would allow the continuation and management of the IANA Department in much the same way as we know it today. That’s one of the reasons we supported an ‘insider’ board because we felt this was one way to maintain some semblance of the IANA Department that we know now and which provides services considered by the customers to be satisfactory..

I may have a different view from Chuck on this, but I would think that the inclusion of the VP, IANA (currently Elise Gerich) or as ‘IANA Managing Director’ if a title change is required, would make sense in ensuring continuity and also providing some level of comfort for current employees.



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From: cwg-stewardship-bounces at icann.org [mailto:cwg-stewardship-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Greg Shatan
Sent: Monday, 15 June 2015 11:32 PM
To: Mwendwa Kivuva
Cc: Client; cwg-stewardship at icann.org
Subject: Re: [CWG-Stewardship] PTI Board Composition: IANA Managing Director

PTI is supposed to be an entity controlled by ICANN; in essence, a subsidiary. This control is achieved by ICANN appointing 3 employees of ICANN or PTI. They are not supposed to be "impartial"; they are supposed to carry out ICANN's wishes.

If there are 5 board members, more than one board member is clearly NOT a majority. 3 board members is a majority.

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com<mailto:Kivuva at transworldafrica.com>> wrote:

On Jun 15, 2015 10:14 PM, "Greg Shatan" <gregshatanipc at gmail.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','gregshatanipc at gmail.com');>> wrote:
> All:
> In the course of discussing the composition of the "inside" (controlled) PTI Board, I believe we have stated that three seats would be appointed by ICANN, with two being unspecified ICANN employees and one being the "IANA Managing Director."  I've been asked to clarify who this IANA Managing Director is (since this title does not currently exist).

Here is where there is a problem by having more than one ICANN employee as a board member at PTI. It would  certainly be difficult to maintain impartiality on issues that would have conflict of interest, and as you can see, more than one board member is already a majority
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