As ICF continues to evolve into a large, complex global association, it requires governance with an expanded set of knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes to continue leading the organization and the profession of coaching in the future.
Voting for the 2019 ICF Global Board concluded on November 19, 2018.
Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC (Thailand), has been elected to a one-year term as 2019 ICF Global Board Chair. He was also selected to serve as a second two-year term as an ICF Global Board Director.
Valerie Robert, ACC (Switzerland), and Sara Smith, MCC (USA), were also selected by the ICF Nominating Committee to serve their second two-year terms as Directors.
Catherine Tanneau Cremonesi, MCC (France); Emily Kamunde-Osoro, ACC (Kenya); and Linda McLoughlin, PCC (Ireland/United Arab Emirates) were all newly elected to the ICF Global Board of Directors for two-year terms.
The ICF Global Board of Directors is a body of elected members who govern the affairs of the organization. It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to set the vision, mission and objectives of the organization. It is up to the Board to clearly define its expectations, goals and measures of success based on information and input from the staff.
The Chair is the chief elected officer of the International Coach Federation and shall serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio member of all committees. The Chair shall address the membership at proper times to communicate matters and suggestions that may promote the welfare and increase the usefulness of ICF. The Chair shall perform other necessary duties, including duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.
ICF solicited candidates for the 2019 ICF Global Board through an application process that was open to all ICF Members in good standing with valid ICF Credentials. The Nominating Committee reviewed and scored the applicants’ applications, including their résumés/CVs. Some applicants were invited to participate in a second round. During this round, applicants were interviewed and once again scored by the Committee. An objective assessment was also completed. As a result of that process and in accordance with ICF’s Bylaws, the Committee then determined who would appear on the official ballot.
ICF’s bylaws require that the Nominating Committee members represent the diversity of our membership, possess appropriate experience within ICF, demonstrate competence in the task of assessing leadership talent for board service and embody a global mindset.
This year’s Nominating Committee is composed of the following members: