Byron Holland is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). View bio
CIRA is the organization that manages the dot-ca domain space on behalf of all Canadians.
It’s a big job, and it’s our Board of Directors who set the policies and strategies that steer our work. For that reason, we need to ensure the Board membership provides the diverse set of skills and professional expertise that the organization requires. Additionally, it is important that we adequately reflect the geographical, gender, linguistic, and cultural make-up of Canada.
One of the mechanisms we use to ensure that diversity is through our Nomination Committee. This committee carries out a critical role in determining a diverse roster of qualified candidates for CIRA’s Board of Directors elections. It’s also a great opportunity for Canadians to get involved in helping set the direction of the Internet in Canada. We’re currently accepting applications to serve on the 2010 Nomination Committee, and will be doing so until 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 22, 2010.
I invite you to apply to be a member of CIRA’s Nomination Committee. For more information, please visit the Nomination Committee web page.