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[council] Nomination of Stephane Van Gelder

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  • Subject: [council] Nomination of Stephane Van Gelder
  • From: Adrian Kinderis <adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:25:52 +1100
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  • Thread-topic: Nomination of Stephane Van Gelder


I would like to nominate Stéphane Van Gelder to the position of Chair of the 
GNSO Council.

He has satisfied me and our Stakeholder Group that he can put any personal 
interests aside and drive the massive amounts of work ahead of us from a 
position of neutrality and fairness.

I also believe that, given his management background, he will be able to 
effectively manage the priorities the tasks at hand - an imperative quality for 
the leader of the Council.

I hope that folks don't see this as one Registrar looking after another. It has 
actually been a significant internal process as we have looked across the 
Council for our next leader. We see Stéphane's leadership qualities as the main 
driver here. As you would understand the Registrar Stakeholder Group continues 
to grow with varied perspectives, views and business models (much in the same 
was the Registry Stakeholder group has) particularly at this time of flux. 
Please see this endorsement then, of not just a suitable Registrar to fill the 
position of Chair, but a worthy candidate for all.


Adrian Kinderis

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