[icann-nominations] Nomination of PHILIP SHEPPARD
I wish to submit the following nomination.
1a. Full name of the nominee: PHILIP SHEPPARD
1b. E-mail address of the nominee: firstname.lastname@example.org
2a. Full name of the nominator: Tony Holmes
2b. E-mail address of the nominator: email@example.com
Description of how the candidate meets the selection criteria..
Directors shall be:
1. Accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence, with
reputations for sound judgment and open minds, and a demonstrated capacity
for thoughtful group decision-making;
In his capacity as a board director of the International Public Relations
Association, a public affairs manager at the European level and past Names
Council chairman Philip has demonstrated the above. Philip has a keen
analytical sense, able to grasp complex problems and distinguish the key
elements. He is a consensus builder, able to work with others to build a
position around the issues he believes in, while factoring in the ideas and
views of others.
2. Persons with an understanding of ICANN's mission and the potential impact
of ICANN decisions on the global Internet community, and committed to the
success of ICANN;
Philip has been involved in ICANN since 1999, first as a member of the
Business Constituency and now in his second term as the elected
representative for Europe. He served two terms of office as DNSO Names
Council chairman and has chaired issue task forces on review and structure.
He was appointed to the Board assistance group developing recommendations on
structure and a policy development process for the country code name support
organisation (CCNSO) and currently chairs the GNSO Council committee on new
3. Persons who will produce the broadest cultural and geographic diversity
on the Board consistent with meeting the other criteria set forth in this
Philip is British and has worked outside of the UK for the majority of his
career in the Middle East and continental Europe. In the Middle East he was
based in Dubai heading up a regional office for Shell Petrochemicals and
travelled throughout the Gulf region in that role. Following previous
experience in London, England, Dublin, Ireland and Bern, Switzerland, Philip
is now based in Brussels, Belgium. In Brussels he is the public affairs
manager for a trade association representing both multi-national blue chip
organisations and national associations of small and large companies
throughout western, central and eastern Europe. In this role Philip works
daily with different nationalities both within his own organisation and in
his professional public affairs work with the European Commission, the
European Parliament, and national governments.
4. Persons who, in the aggregate, have personal familiarity with the
operation of gTLD registries and registrars; with ccTLD registries; with IP
address registries; with Internet technical standards and protocols; with
policy-development procedures, legal traditions, and the public interest;
and with the broad range of business, individual, academic, and
non-commercial users of the Internet;
His time spent on ICANN issues and time as a member of the Names Council
provide precisely this familiarity.
5. Persons who are willing to serve as volunteers, without compensation
other than the reimbursement of certain expenses; Philip is so willing.
6. Persons who are able to work and communicate in written and spoken
English. Philip has English as his mother tongue, works daily in French, and
struggles with German, having learnt it in Switzerland.
Election of the ICANN Board Director by the GNSO