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2019 Member Nominee

Candidate statement:

Greetings from sunny Nova Scotia! I respectfully submit my application for consideration for a seat on the CIRA Board of Directors.

I had the pleasure of serving on CIRA's Nominations Committee for the period 2009 to 2016. During this time, I learned much about CIRA's mandate, mission, vision and organizational culture. I would be honored to serve on the board of this forward-thinking organization.

I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Professional in Human Resources with approximately 20 years of experience at the executive level leading a team of dedicated information technology, human resources, finance and admin professionals.

During my career, I gained a wide breadth of experience serving on and working for for-profit, not-for-profit and charity organizations. I have 15 years' experience using the Carver Model of Policy Governance. This is a board governance model that empowers board members to fulfill their obligation of accountability to the organizations for which they govern.

Thank you for considering my application.

Candidate resume:


Answers to mandatory questions:

1. Explain from your perspective what CIRA does and why it matters.

The Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) is Canada's predominant domain name registry. It is a member-based, not-for-profit organization, that manages the .CA internet domain on behalf of all Canadians.

It matters because it supports Canada’s internet community, proudly representing the .CA registry internationally.

2. Why do you want to be on CIRA’s board of directors?

I would like to serve on the board due to my past experience with CIRA, serving on the Nominations Committee, and the value I place on the importance of this organization. I believe that my knowledge, skills and abilities would support CIRA in its future work.

3. What specific skills and experience do you have that makes you a qualified candidate for CIRA’s board of directors?

The skills and experience include:

- 20 years experience at the executive level in Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Management

- 10 years experience using the Carver Model of Policy Governance

- 20 years experience leading an organization's compensation and review

- CPA and CPHR licences

4. What do you think are the top 3 challenges and opportunities facing CIRA in the next 3 to 5 years? What approach would you take to addressing these issues?

1. Content Abuse, Fraud, Phishing: safeguarding information to support members and the public

2. Expanding the .CA brand: addressed by a variety of marketing strategies to further expand the brand

3. Domain renewal and transfers: expansion of policies and procedures as means of supporting CIRA staff in addressing