[EURO-Discuss] Fwd: [ALAC-Announce] ALAC Statement on Revisions to Conflicts of Interest Policy and Bylaws to Allow Board to Consider Compensation for Director Services
cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
Wed Sep 28 13:35:58 UTC 2011
Allow me to forward to you, and to EURALO, a few preliminary comments
on the draft ALAC statement. When I have had time to review all the
references, including ATRT and Boston,
I may post an appropriate comment to the formal ALAC List:
Naturally, the broad intention of the proposed ALAC comments is
positive and should be supported. However:
1. The text addresses the question of Board remuneration. It does not
address the Conflict of Interest issues.
2. I am not comfortable with the text to the effect that: << ... the
Chair being compensated at some multiple of the standard Directors'
The primary objective should be that all Directors may be full-time
and must be independent of their past or present employers, or
constituency. To that effect, the level of Director compensation
should be quite significant.
Then, if the Chair is to be compensated by "some multiple", that
might give rise to excessive amounts, unless it is made clear that the
"multiple" may be a fraction (e.g. x 1.75).
The election of the Chair of the Board will be delicate enough,
without adding the incentive of disproportionate financial gain.
3. As matter of drafting, the two paragraphs that begin "Compensation
of directors ... " are identical, and do not reflect that the second
version has been "slightly reworded."
I hope that this is helpful.
Regards to you all
Begin forwarded message:
> From: ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
> Date: Wed 28 Sep 2011 04:00:42 GMT+02:00
> To: ALAC Announce <alac-announce at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
> Cc: ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
> Subject: [ALAC-Announce] ALAC Statement on Revisions to Conflicts of
> Interest Policy and Bylaws to Allow Board to Consider Compensation
> for Director Services
> Dear All,
> Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Chair of the ALAC, has asked that a call for
> comments be made on the draft ALAC Statement on Revisions to
> Conflicts of Interest Policy and Bylaws to Allow Board to Consider
> Compensation for Director Services in preparation for the start of
> the ALAC ratification process.
> The draft ALAC statement can be <https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/27852977/Draft+ALAC+Statement+on+Phase+II+Proposes+Process+Enhancements+-+09-20-2011.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1316541673398
> > downloaded here<https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/27852981/Revisions+to+Conflicts+of+Interest+Policy+and+Bylaws+to+Allow+Board+to+Consider+Compensation+for+Director+Services.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1317130879000
> > or found on the <https://community.icann.org/display/alacpolicydev/Phase+II+of+Public+Comments+Process+Enhancements
> > workspace<https://community.icann.org/x/tQCpAQ>.
> Information on the public comment announcement is available on the <applewebdata://034A7ADC-9024-4ECE-82CB-49E663E75A84/The%20public%20comment%20announcement%20is%20available%20on%20the%20ICANN%20Public%20Comments%20page.
> > ICANN Public Comments page<http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/bylaws-amend-vi-coi-policy-01sep11-en.htm
> Please submit any comments on the <https://community.icann.org/display/alacpolicydev/Phase+II+of+Public+Comments+Process+Enhancements
> > workspace<https://community.icann.org/display/alacpolicydev/Revisions+to+Conflicts+of+Interest+Policy+and+Bylaws+to+Allow+Board+to+Consider+Compensation+for+Director+Services
> > using the comments function by Sunday, 2 October at 23:59 UTC.
> A five day vote is to commence on Monday, 3 October at 23:59 UTC.
> Heidi Ullrich, Seth Greene, Gisella Gruber, Matt Ashtiani, Nathalie
> Peregrine, Marilyn Vernon
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