There was a call for nominations from the RIPE NCC service region to fill Filiz Yilmaz's seat on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC). Filiz has stepped down from her position and will end her term on 31 May 2021.
The election to fill this seat took place at the RIPE 82 virtual meeting from 17-21 May 2021. James Kennedy was elected to fill the seat. His term will begin on 1 June 2021 and end on 31 December 2022.
The NRO NC was established in October 2004 under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The NRO NC is made up of three individuals from each of the five Regional Internet Registries' (RIRs') service regions. Of these three seats, two positions are filled by the election of nominees from each RIR service region. These members of the NRO NC act as individuals and do not represent an RIR or act as representatives of any organisation. One seat is currently filled by Filiz Yilmaz and the other by Nurani Nimpuno.
The remaining position is filled by each RIR's Executive Council (EC). This individual acts as a representative for that RIR, reporting to their EC. For the RIPE NCC, Hervé Clément currently holds this position.