[council] Business Constituency representation
We are pleased to announce, following the appointment of Masanobu Katoh to the ICANN Board, that Grant Forsyth has been co-opted to represent the Business Constituency at the Names Council. Grant is Manager Industry & Regulatory Affairs, CLEAR Communications Ltd, New Zealand and a member of the business constituency.
Grant will serve the rest of the term of office that Katoh would have completed. All three BC representative posts to the Names Council will be open for fresh elections this Autumn.
Grant has told us that he has "the full support of his organisation to represent the BC in the belief that the international framework will have a very real commercial impact directly at the national level". Grant has previous experience in the formation of an e-commerce group within TUANZ (the Telecommunications Users Association of NZ) of which he is a previous CEO and where he was "instrumental in public policy formation in an environment that included individual business constituents - whose interests and participation varied from disinterested to passionate".