Board of Trustees Committee Charters

PIR Board Nominations Committee Charter

As amended March 7, 2019 

The PIR Board Nominations Committee (the PIR NomCom) is a committee of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society. Its main responsibilities, duties and authority are described in this charter.

I. Purpose

The role of the PIR NomCom is to:

  • Set the annual timetable for the Nominations Process
  • Liaise with the PIR Board Directors and identify desired criteria for prospective Directors;
  • Drive the outreach process;
  • Proactively solicit potential candidates for the Nominations process;
  • Recommend a slate of candidates for review by ISOC’s Board of Trustees.

The Committee shall not have any powers of the Board.

II. Composition

The Committee shall consist of three (3) to seven (7) members of the ISOC Board of Trustees who are appointed by the Board. The Chair of the Committee shall be a Trustee who shall be appointed by the Board.

III. Special Conflict of Interest Rules
Committee members should not have any perceived or real Conflicts of Interest in PIR’s business or its subsidiary organizations.

IV. Meetings

The Committee shall hold such meetings as the Chair of the Committee deems necessary. 

V. Responsibilities and Duties

The following shall be the principal recurring duties of the Committee in carrying out its responsibilities. These duties are intended as a guide, with the understanding that the Board may modify or supplement them as appropriate:

  1. Establish procedures for identifying a slate of qualified candidates for consideration and potential nomination to the PIR Board of Directors, the slate to be approved by the Board.
  2. Establish selection criteria for prospective candidates for nomination.
  3. Advertise the nominations process.
  4. Proactively solicit potential candidates for the nominations process.
  5. Evaluate and as needed interview potential candidates.
  6. Propose the final candidate slate to the ISOC Board of Trustees.
  7. At the committee’s discretion, propose replacement candidates for any PIR Board of Directors seats that become vacant.