Appointment of new Chair and Vice-Chair of CIRA’s board of directors

Ottawa – November 16, 2017 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) board of directors is pleased to announce Helen McDonald’s appointment as Chair for a two-year term and Rob Villeneuve as Vice-Chair for a one-year term during its meeting held in Toronto today.

Board of director biographies are available on CIRA's website.

CIRA's board of directors is comprised of 12 elected members, plus CIRA’s president and CEO, a representative of the Government of Canada, and .CA pioneer John Demco, who sit on the board as non-voting advisors. The board of directors sets the policies and strategies that support Canada's Internet community and users. Members of the CIRA Board of Directors participate in regular board meetings and committees to develop the policies that govern the Canadian Internet domain and involvement in the international bodies that regulate the Internet.

About CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. A Member-based organization, CIRA also develops and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community, and represents the .CA registry internationally.