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[rpd] Re: [members-discuss] Board Chair and Vice Chair
Boubakar.Barry at wacren.net
Sat Jul 25 04:09:33 UTC 2015
On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 11:14 PM, Omo Oaiya <omo at wacren.net> wrote:
> On 24/07/2015 18:59, serge ilunga wrote:
> > Congratulations Chair and Vice chair.
> > I would like to share with members some facts.
> > I've observed that both chairman and vice chairman's terms expire at
> > same time that is next AGM in June 2016
> > Though it may be unlikely that if none get reelected, common sense, good
> > practice and Business Continuity would suggest different way where at
> > least one of the two is on seat during beyond June 2016.
> > This also means that the chairs will have oversight of their own
> > election raising more accountability challenges.
> > In the recent discussion about how previous chair and vice got swapped
> > during AFRINIC 21 ( November 2014), one of the reasons cited was for
> > smooth transition.
> > It now appears that this has not been followed and openining a door to
> > not following established principles .
> > This might be a good reason to get the Governance Committee established
> > to advise on such cases.
> These are all very pertinent reflections. It is certainly good practice
> to arrange an overlap period to allow for good onboarding and knowledge
> transfer. We should be working for better governance especially in the
> light of the situation we are in.
And we may also consider having Chair and Co-Chair elected for the duration
of their terms (or the rest of these); this would certainly contribute to a
more stable Board.
In my opinion, having these important functions open for election every
year is source of instability.
> Omo Oaiya
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