[Foundation-l] About transparency

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 30 14:47:31 UTC 2007

daniwo59 at aol.com wrote:
> I am also curious as to when Florence, as Chair, was approached by Sue  
> regarding Erik's appointment. Since Sue was effectively removing one of the  Board 
> members charged with her oversight, it would have behoved her to obtain  
> Florence's approval before approaching Erik.

I was approached 30th of october. I informed the board the following 
day, as it seemed to me mandatorily that they be informed as soon as 
possible, given the potential risks of conflict of interest.
I was in favor of asking him to resign at that point, but some perceived 
unfair to have him resign with lack of certainty over visa obtention.

 >2. It seems that Erik, as a Board member helped to review Sue's 
 >as a member of the ED Committee. I can only assume that the idea of
 >appointing him Deputy Director and the mechanics of obtaining him a 
 >work  visa had not
 >yet begun. Has he since been replaced on that Committee, and on the 
 >to find a Treasurer for the Board?

Erik was immediately removed from the ED evaluation committee by its 
chair (Jan-Bart) after I informed the board. Erik has not yet been 
officially replaced on this committee.

I asked Erik to recuse himself on some resolutions, such as the 
Executive Director one.

Erik went on being chair of the treasurer search committee until his 
resignation from the board. Soon before his resignation, he (not the 
committee) submitted a recommandation with regards to the search to the 
entire board. Since then, the treasurer search committee is made of only 
two people, with the support of Mona. I have made a follow up on the new 
candidates just before Christmas. Otherwise, issue is pending.


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