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Hans Petter Holen

2020-08-31 15:09:24 CET

I am now stepping down as RIPE Chair and handing over the role to Mirjam
Kühne from tomorrow 1 September 2020.
Niall O’Reilly will at the same time take on the role as the Vice-chair.

It has been a pleasure working for the community as RIPE Chair since I took
over from Rob Blokzijl in 2014. But as you all know, I will not go far, but
continue to work for the RIPE NCC members and RIPE community in my new role
as Managing Director for the RIPE NCC.

Rather than waiting for the next RIPE meeting and doing the formal handover
there, we think it is better to do the handover now, so we have a clear
separation of the RIPE NCC MD and RIPE Chair roles when planning the
upcoming RIPE Meeting.

This has taken a bit longer than expected because we wanted to put in place
proper segregation between the RIPE NCC and RIPE Chair. As RIPE NCC
Managing Director, I have signed an agreement with Mirjam terminating her
current employment from the RIPE NCC effective from 1 September. At the
same time, the RIPE NCC executive board represented by the chair, Cristian
Kaufmann and Treasurer Ondrej Filip, with the assistance of RIPE NCC HR
Director and external legal advisor, has negotiated and signed a new
contract with Mirjam as RIPE Chair for the duration of her RIPE Chair
appointment. The contract is compliant with Dutch labour law but also
ensuring the independence of the RIPE Chair and referring to the community
processes as the only grounds for termination of the position.

I believe that this addresses the concern raised regarding the independence
of the RIPE Chair. In my time I was dependent on my employer Visma in
addition to the travel funding from the RIPE NCC. Rob Blokzijl before me,
was dependent on his employer NIKEF until his retirement and after that on
the RIPE NCC, both fr travel funding but also remuneration for work for the
RIPE NCC. The latter was not known to me until recently and I apologise for
making erroneous statements about this in the past.

I wish Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly all the best in their new roles and
will work closely with them to hand over the open actions. This will be
documented in a blog post on RIPE Labs.

Kind Regards,
Hans Petter Holen
RIPE Chair 2014-2020


On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 13:05, Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net> wrote:

>
> I would like to congratulate Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly on their
> selection as our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair. Both Mirjam and Niall have
> a long history within RIPE; they are experienced chairs, they understand
> consensus, and they share the community's expectations in terms of
> transparency and openness. I am sure they will continue to serve the
> community well in their new roles.
>
> After Rob Blokzijl passed the torch to me in 2014, this is the first time
> we have selected our RIPE Chair (and now Vice-Chair) as a community. I want
> to thank everyone who participated in this process - by standing as
> nominees, volunteering to serve on the NomCom, providing feedback, or by
> helping to establish the process itself.
>
> I do want to acknowledge that concerns were raised quite late in the
> process about the potential for capture or influence by the RIPE NCC.
> However, I hope you will agree that the NomCom has chosen some good people
> here. It is worth remembering that we operate on “rough consensus”, which
> means that not everyone will fully agree with everything. That being the
> case, we have plenty of time to consider further improvements to the
> process before it starts again ahead of RIPE 91. There is also an
> opportunity to work on improving the process for selecting working group
> chairs and the community’s code of conduct, so I would like to encourage
> you to volunteer for these efforts under the guidance of our new leadership.
>
> So what happens next? I am eager to hand over my RIPE Chair
> responsibilities. Mirjam and Niall will need time to fit their new RIPE
> responsibilities alongside their existing ones. I don't expect this will
> take too long, and I intend to exit the role pass onhand overam committed
> to hand over the torch as soon as possible.
>
> I am happy that I no longer have to occupy both the RIPE Chair and RIPE
> NCC Managing Director roles. As the Managing Director, I am fully committed
> to giving the new leadership and the RIPE Community the support needed,
> just as my predecessors have supported me and my predecessor Rob Blokzijl.
>
> In the meantime, I hope you will join me in wishing our new RIPE Chair and
> Vice-Chair the very best... and with my RIPE NCC Managing Director's hat
> on, I would also like to thank the outgoing RIPE Chair for his contribution
> over the past six years.
>
> Kind regards
>
> Hans Petter Holen
>
> (Outgoing) RIPE Chair / RIPE NCC Managing Director
>
>
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:55, Daniel Karrenberg via ripe-list <
> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>
>> Dear colleagues,
>>
>> The RIPE 2020 NomCom has selected Mirjam Kühne as RIPE Chair and Niall
>> O'Reilly as RIPE Vice Chair. After interviewing all nominees, hearing
>> substantial input from the community and a thorough discussion during
>> three selection meetings all voting members voted to select Mirjam as
>> Chair and eight out of ten voting members voted to select Niall as Vice
>> Chair. The selection was subsequently supported unanimously by all
>> members of the committee. We closely followed the process spelled out in
>> ripe-727 and ripe-728. We regularly paused to confirm that the whole
>> committee was comfortable with the process and its progress.
>>
>> We were able to choose from a set of nominees who are all very capable
>> and well respected in the community. We expect that the community would
>> support any of them as their Chair. Our selection is in no way a
>> negative statement about the nominees we did not select.
>>
>> We selected Mirjam because the input from the community clearly favoured
>> her. She is very widely regarded as someone who listens carefully to
>> everyone and who helps the community to find consensus and move forward.
>> We selected Niall because of the positive input we received about his
>> track record with the community. Mirjam and Niall convinced us that they
>> would work well as a team and complement each other.
>>
>> The RIPE NCC board has confirmed the candidates in accordance with the
>> process set out in ripe-727. The original time line called for a
>> transition from Hans Petter to Mirjam and Niall during RIPE 81 in
>> October. Hans Petter has since resigned as RIPE Chair because he
>> accepted to be the new managing director of the RIPE NCC; he is
>> currently also serving as RIPE Chair ad-interim. In this situation it
>> makes little sense to stick to the original time line. Therefore we
>> suggest that the outgoing and incoming Chairs arrange the transition
>> among themselves as soon as practicable.
>>
>> We plan to publish the NomCom report about this first run of the
>> selection process in September before our term ends at RIPE 81. We
>> expect to make suggestions for improving the process and look forward to
>> the community discussing and deciding the process for the next
>> iteration.
>>
>> We thank everyone who supported the NomCom, especially all nominees and
>> the many members of the community who made time to give us their input.
>>
>> Finally we call on the whole community to welcome and support Mirjam and
>> Niall in their new roles!
>>
>> Daniel Karrenberg - Chair - RIPE 2020 Nomcom
>>
>>
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Cynthia Revström

2020-08-31 15:29:30 CET

Thank you Hans Petter for supporting and managing this community for these
~6 years!

Based on my earlier interactions with you, I believe that you will be a
great MD for the RIPE NCC so I wish you the best of luck with that :)

- Cynthia

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 3:10 PM Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net> wrote:

>
> I am now stepping down as RIPE Chair and handing over the role to Mirjam
> Kühne from tomorrow 1 September 2020.
> Niall O’Reilly will at the same time take on the role as the Vice-chair.
>
> It has been a pleasure working for the community as RIPE Chair since I
> took over from Rob Blokzijl in 2014. But as you all know, I will not go
> far, but continue to work for the RIPE NCC members and RIPE community in my
> new role as Managing Director for the RIPE NCC.
>
> Rather than waiting for the next RIPE meeting and doing the formal
> handover there, we think it is better to do the handover now, so we have a
> clear separation of the RIPE NCC MD and RIPE Chair roles when planning the
> upcoming RIPE Meeting.
>
> This has taken a bit longer than expected because we wanted to put in
> place proper segregation between the RIPE NCC and RIPE Chair. As RIPE NCC
> Managing Director, I have signed an agreement with Mirjam terminating her
> current employment from the RIPE NCC effective from 1 September. At the
> same time, the RIPE NCC executive board represented by the chair, Cristian
> Kaufmann and Treasurer Ondrej Filip, with the assistance of RIPE NCC HR
> Director and external legal advisor, has negotiated and signed a new
> contract with Mirjam as RIPE Chair for the duration of her RIPE Chair
> appointment. The contract is compliant with Dutch labour law but also
> ensuring the independence of the RIPE Chair and referring to the community
> processes as the only grounds for termination of the position.
>
> I believe that this addresses the concern raised regarding the
> independence of the RIPE Chair. In my time I was dependent on my employer
> Visma in addition to the travel funding from the RIPE NCC. Rob Blokzijl
> before me, was dependent on his employer NIKEF until his retirement and
> after that on the RIPE NCC, both fr travel funding but also remuneration
> for work for the RIPE NCC. The latter was not known to me until recently
> and I apologise for making erroneous statements about this in the past.
>
> I wish Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly all the best in their new roles and
> will work closely with them to hand over the open actions. This will be
> documented in a blog post on RIPE Labs.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Hans Petter Holen
> RIPE Chair 2014-2020
>
>
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 13:05, Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net> wrote:
>
>>
>> I would like to congratulate Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly on their
>> selection as our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair. Both Mirjam and Niall have
>> a long history within RIPE; they are experienced chairs, they understand
>> consensus, and they share the community's expectations in terms of
>> transparency and openness. I am sure they will continue to serve the
>> community well in their new roles.
>>
>> After Rob Blokzijl passed the torch to me in 2014, this is the first time
>> we have selected our RIPE Chair (and now Vice-Chair) as a community. I want
>> to thank everyone who participated in this process - by standing as
>> nominees, volunteering to serve on the NomCom, providing feedback, or by
>> helping to establish the process itself.
>>
>> I do want to acknowledge that concerns were raised quite late in the
>> process about the potential for capture or influence by the RIPE NCC.
>> However, I hope you will agree that the NomCom has chosen some good people
>> here. It is worth remembering that we operate on “rough consensus”, which
>> means that not everyone will fully agree with everything. That being the
>> case, we have plenty of time to consider further improvements to the
>> process before it starts again ahead of RIPE 91. There is also an
>> opportunity to work on improving the process for selecting working group
>> chairs and the community’s code of conduct, so I would like to encourage
>> you to volunteer for these efforts under the guidance of our new leadership.
>>
>> So what happens next? I am eager to hand over my RIPE Chair
>> responsibilities. Mirjam and Niall will need time to fit their new RIPE
>> responsibilities alongside their existing ones. I don't expect this will
>> take too long, and I intend to exit the role pass onhand overam committed
>> to hand over the torch as soon as possible.
>>
>> I am happy that I no longer have to occupy both the RIPE Chair and RIPE
>> NCC Managing Director roles. As the Managing Director, I am fully committed
>> to giving the new leadership and the RIPE Community the support needed,
>> just as my predecessors have supported me and my predecessor Rob Blokzijl.
>>
>> In the meantime, I hope you will join me in wishing our new RIPE Chair
>> and Vice-Chair the very best... and with my RIPE NCC Managing Director's
>> hat on, I would also like to thank the outgoing RIPE Chair for his
>> contribution over the past six years.
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>> Hans Petter Holen
>>
>> (Outgoing) RIPE Chair / RIPE NCC Managing Director
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:55, Daniel Karrenberg via ripe-list <
>> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear colleagues,
>>>
>>> The RIPE 2020 NomCom has selected Mirjam Kühne as RIPE Chair and Niall
>>> O'Reilly as RIPE Vice Chair. After interviewing all nominees, hearing
>>> substantial input from the community and a thorough discussion during
>>> three selection meetings all voting members voted to select Mirjam as
>>> Chair and eight out of ten voting members voted to select Niall as Vice
>>> Chair. The selection was subsequently supported unanimously by all
>>> members of the committee. We closely followed the process spelled out in
>>> ripe-727 and ripe-728. We regularly paused to confirm that the whole
>>> committee was comfortable with the process and its progress.
>>>
>>> We were able to choose from a set of nominees who are all very capable
>>> and well respected in the community. We expect that the community would
>>> support any of them as their Chair. Our selection is in no way a
>>> negative statement about the nominees we did not select.
>>>
>>> We selected Mirjam because the input from the community clearly favoured
>>> her. She is very widely regarded as someone who listens carefully to
>>> everyone and who helps the community to find consensus and move forward.
>>> We selected Niall because of the positive input we received about his
>>> track record with the community. Mirjam and Niall convinced us that they
>>> would work well as a team and complement each other.
>>>
>>> The RIPE NCC board has confirmed the candidates in accordance with the
>>> process set out in ripe-727. The original time line called for a
>>> transition from Hans Petter to Mirjam and Niall during RIPE 81 in
>>> October. Hans Petter has since resigned as RIPE Chair because he
>>> accepted to be the new managing director of the RIPE NCC; he is
>>> currently also serving as RIPE Chair ad-interim. In this situation it
>>> makes little sense to stick to the original time line. Therefore we
>>> suggest that the outgoing and incoming Chairs arrange the transition
>>> among themselves as soon as practicable.
>>>
>>> We plan to publish the NomCom report about this first run of the
>>> selection process in September before our term ends at RIPE 81. We
>>> expect to make suggestions for improving the process and look forward to
>>> the community discussing and deciding the process for the next
>>> iteration.
>>>
>>> We thank everyone who supported the NomCom, especially all nominees and
>>> the many members of the community who made time to give us their input.
>>>
>>> Finally we call on the whole community to welcome and support Mirjam and
>>> Niall in their new roles!
>>>
>>> Daniel Karrenberg - Chair - RIPE 2020 Nomcom
>>>
>>>
>
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Erik Bais

2020-08-31 15:31:11 CET

Dear HP,

Thank you for the work as the RIPE Chair and good luck in your (new) role as CEO for RIPE NCC.

Please make sure you hand over THE internet to Mirjam and looking forward to work you and Mirjam in the near future.

Regards,
Erik Bais

From: ripe-list <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net> on behalf of Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net>
Reply-To: "hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net" <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net>
Date: Monday 31 August 2020 at 15:09
To: RIPE List <ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net>
Subject: [ripe-list] Stepping down as RIPE Chair


I am now stepping down as RIPE Chair and handing over the role to Mirjam Kühne from tomorrow 1 September 2020.
Niall O’Reilly will at the same time take on the role as the Vice-chair.

It has been a pleasure working for the community as RIPE Chair since I took over from Rob Blokzijl in 2014. But as you all know, I will not go far, but continue to work for the RIPE NCC members and RIPE community in my new role as Managing Director for the RIPE NCC.

Rather than waiting for the next RIPE meeting and doing the formal handover there, we think it is better to do the handover now, so we have a clear separation of the RIPE NCC MD and RIPE Chair roles when planning the upcoming RIPE Meeting.

This has taken a bit longer than expected because we wanted to put in place proper segregation between the RIPE NCC and RIPE Chair. As RIPE NCC Managing Director, I have signed an agreement with Mirjam terminating her current employment from the RIPE NCC effective from 1 September. At the same time, the RIPE NCC executive board represented by the chair, Cristian Kaufmann and Treasurer Ondrej Filip, with the assistance of RIPE NCC HR Director and external legal advisor, has negotiated and signed a new contract with Mirjam as RIPE Chair for the duration of her RIPE Chair appointment. The contract is compliant with Dutch labour law but also ensuring the independence of the RIPE Chair and referring to the community processes as the only grounds for termination of the position.

I believe that this addresses the concern raised regarding the independence of the RIPE Chair. In my time I was dependent on my employer Visma in addition to the travel funding from the RIPE NCC. Rob Blokzijl before me, was dependent on his employer NIKEF until his retirement and after that on the RIPE NCC, both fr travel funding but also remuneration for work for the RIPE NCC. The latter was not known to me until recently and I apologise for making erroneous statements about this in the past.

I wish Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly all the best in their new roles and will work closely with them to hand over the open actions. This will be documented in a blog post on RIPE Labs.

Kind Regards,
Hans Petter Holen
RIPE Chair 2014-2020


On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 13:05, Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ nethph _at_ oslo _dot_ net>> wrote:


I would like to congratulate Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly on their selection as our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair. Both Mirjam and Niall have a long history within RIPE; they are experienced chairs, they understand consensus, and they share the community's expectations in terms of transparency and openness. I am sure they will continue to serve the community well in their new roles.


After Rob Blokzijl passed the torch to me in 2014, this is the first time we have selected our RIPE Chair (and now Vice-Chair) as a community. I want to thank everyone who participated in this process - by standing as nominees, volunteering to serve on the NomCom, providing feedback, or by helping to establish the process itself.


I do want to acknowledge that concerns were raised quite late in the process about the potential for capture or influence by the RIPE NCC. However, I hope you will agree that the NomCom has chosen some good people here. It is worth remembering that we operate on “rough consensus”, which means that not everyone will fully agree with everything. That being the case, we have plenty of time to consider further improvements to the process before it starts again ahead of RIPE 91. There is also an opportunity to work on improving the process for selecting working group chairs and the community’s code of conduct, so I would like to encourage you to volunteer for these efforts under the guidance of our new leadership.


So what happens next? I am eager to hand over my RIPE Chair responsibilities. Mirjam and Niall will need time to fit their new RIPE responsibilities alongside their existing ones. I don't expect this will take too long, and I intend to exit the role pass onhand overam committed to hand over the torch as soon as possible.


I am happy that I no longer have to occupy both the RIPE Chair and RIPE NCC Managing Director roles. As the Managing Director, I am fully committed to giving the new leadership and the RIPE Community the support needed, just as my predecessors have supported me and my predecessor Rob Blokzijl.


In the meantime, I hope you will join me in wishing our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair the very best... and with my RIPE NCC Managing Director's hat on, I would also like to thank the outgoing RIPE Chair for his contribution over the past six years.


Kind regards


Hans Petter Holen

(Outgoing) RIPE Chair / RIPE NCC Managing Director


On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:55, Daniel Karrenberg via ripe-list <ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ netripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net>> wrote:
Dear colleagues,

The RIPE 2020 NomCom has selected Mirjam Kühne as RIPE Chair and Niall
O'Reilly as RIPE Vice Chair. After interviewing all nominees, hearing
substantial input from the community and a thorough discussion during
three selection meetings all voting members voted to select Mirjam as
Chair and eight out of ten voting members voted to select Niall as Vice
Chair. The selection was subsequently supported unanimously by all
members of the committee. We closely followed the process spelled out in
ripe-727 and ripe-728. We regularly paused to confirm that the whole
committee was comfortable with the process and its progress.

We were able to choose from a set of nominees who are all very capable
and well respected in the community. We expect that the community would
support any of them as their Chair. Our selection is in no way a
negative statement about the nominees we did not select.

We selected Mirjam because the input from the community clearly favoured
her. She is very widely regarded as someone who listens carefully to
everyone and who helps the community to find consensus and move forward.
We selected Niall because of the positive input we received about his
track record with the community. Mirjam and Niall convinced us that they
would work well as a team and complement each other.

The RIPE NCC board has confirmed the candidates in accordance with the
process set out in ripe-727. The original time line called for a
transition from Hans Petter to Mirjam and Niall during RIPE 81 in
October. Hans Petter has since resigned as RIPE Chair because he
accepted to be the new managing director of the RIPE NCC; he is
currently also serving as RIPE Chair ad-interim. In this situation it
makes little sense to stick to the original time line. Therefore we
suggest that the outgoing and incoming Chairs arrange the transition
among themselves as soon as practicable.

We plan to publish the NomCom report about this first run of the
selection process in September before our term ends at RIPE 81. We
expect to make suggestions for improving the process and look forward to
the community discussing and deciding the process for the next
iteration.

We thank everyone who supported the NomCom, especially all nominees and
the many members of the community who made time to give us their input.

Finally we call on the whole community to welcome and support Mirjam and
Niall in their new roles!

Daniel Karrenberg - Chair - RIPE 2020 Nomcom

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Kurt Lindqvist

2020-08-31 15:34:40 CET


	Hans Petter,

Thank you for the work as RIPE Chair! I wish you, Mirjam and Niall the best in your new roles!

- kurtis -

> On 31 Aug 2020, at 14:09, Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net> wrote:
> 
> 
> I am now stepping down as RIPE Chair and handing over the role to Mirjam Kühne from tomorrow 1 September 2020.
> Niall O’Reilly will at the same time take on the role as the Vice-chair.
> 
> It has been a pleasure working for the community as RIPE Chair since I took over from Rob Blokzijl in 2014. But as you all know, I will not go far, but continue to work for the RIPE NCC members and RIPE community in my new role as Managing Director for the RIPE NCC.
> 
> Rather than waiting for the next RIPE meeting and doing the formal handover there, we think it is better to do the handover now, so we have a clear separation of the RIPE NCC MD and RIPE Chair roles when planning the upcoming RIPE Meeting.
> 
> This has taken a bit longer than expected because we wanted to put in place proper segregation between the RIPE NCC and RIPE Chair. As RIPE NCC Managing Director, I have signed an agreement with Mirjam terminating her current employment from the RIPE NCC effective from 1 September. At the same time, the RIPE NCC executive board represented by the chair, Cristian Kaufmann and Treasurer Ondrej Filip, with the assistance of RIPE NCC HR Director and external legal advisor, has negotiated and signed a new contract with Mirjam as RIPE Chair for the duration of her RIPE Chair appointment. The contract is compliant with Dutch labour law but also ensuring the independence of the RIPE Chair and referring to the community processes as the only grounds for termination of the position.
> 
> I believe that this addresses the concern raised regarding the independence of the RIPE Chair. In my time I was dependent on my employer Visma in addition to the travel funding from the RIPE NCC. Rob Blokzijl before me, was dependent on his employer NIKEF until his retirement and after that on the RIPE NCC, both fr travel funding but also remuneration for work for the RIPE NCC. The latter was not known to me until recently and I apologise for making erroneous statements about this in the past.
> 
> I wish Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly all the best in their new roles and will work closely with them to hand over the open actions. This will be documented in a blog post on RIPE Labs.
> 
> Kind Regards,
> Hans Petter Holen
> RIPE Chair 2014-2020
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 13:05, Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net> wrote:
> 
> I would like to congratulate Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly on their selection as our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair. Both Mirjam and Niall have a long history within RIPE; they are experienced chairs, they understand consensus, and they share the community's expectations in terms of transparency and openness. I am sure they will continue to serve the community well in their new roles.
> 
> After Rob Blokzijl passed the torch to me in 2014, this is the first time we have selected our RIPE Chair (and now Vice-Chair) as a community. I want to thank everyone who participated in this process - by standing as nominees, volunteering to serve on the NomCom, providing feedback, or by helping to establish the process itself.
> 
> I do want to acknowledge that concerns were raised quite late in the process about the potential for capture or influence by the RIPE NCC. However, I hope you will agree that the NomCom has chosen some good people here. It is worth remembering that we operate on “rough consensus”, which means that not everyone will fully agree with everything. That being the case, we have plenty of time to consider further improvements to the process before it starts again ahead of RIPE 91. There is also an opportunity to work on improving the process for selecting working group chairs and the community’s code of conduct, so I would like to encourage you to volunteer for these efforts under the guidance of our new leadership.
> 
> So what happens next? I am eager to hand over my RIPE Chair responsibilities. Mirjam and Niall will need time to fit their new RIPE responsibilities alongside their existing ones. I don't expect this will take too long, and I intend to exit the role pass onhand overam committed to hand over the torch as soon as possible.
> 
> I am happy that I no longer have to occupy both the RIPE Chair and RIPE NCC Managing Director roles. As the Managing Director, I am fully committed to giving the new leadership and the RIPE Community the support needed, just as my predecessors have supported me and my predecessor Rob Blokzijl.
> 
> In the meantime, I hope you will join me in wishing our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair the very best... and with my RIPE NCC Managing Director's hat on, I would also like to thank the outgoing RIPE Chair for his contribution over the past six years.
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Hans Petter Holen
> (Outgoing) RIPE Chair / RIPE NCC Managing Director
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:55, Daniel Karrenberg via ripe-list <ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> 
> The RIPE 2020 NomCom has selected Mirjam Kühne as RIPE Chair and Niall
> O'Reilly as RIPE Vice Chair. After interviewing all nominees, hearing
> substantial input from the community and a thorough discussion during
> three selection meetings all voting members voted to select Mirjam as
> Chair and eight out of ten voting members voted to select Niall as Vice
> Chair. The selection was subsequently supported unanimously by all
> members of the committee. We closely followed the process spelled out in
> ripe-727 and ripe-728. We regularly paused to confirm that the whole
> committee was comfortable with the process and its progress.
> 
> We were able to choose from a set of nominees who are all very capable
> and well respected in the community. We expect that the community would
> support any of them as their Chair. Our selection is in no way a
> negative statement about the nominees we did not select.
> 
> We selected Mirjam because the input from the community clearly favoured
> her. She is very widely regarded as someone who listens carefully to
> everyone and who helps the community to find consensus and move forward.
> We selected Niall because of the positive input we received about his
> track record with the community. Mirjam and Niall convinced us that they
> would work well as a team and complement each other.
> 
> The RIPE NCC board has confirmed the candidates in accordance with the
> process set out in ripe-727. The original time line called for a
> transition from Hans Petter to Mirjam and Niall during RIPE 81 in
> October. Hans Petter has since resigned as RIPE Chair because he
> accepted to be the new managing director of the RIPE NCC; he is
> currently also serving as RIPE Chair ad-interim. In this situation it
> makes little sense to stick to the original time line. Therefore we
> suggest that the outgoing and incoming Chairs arrange the transition
> among themselves as soon as practicable.
> 
> We plan to publish the NomCom report about this first run of the
> selection process in September before our term ends at RIPE 81. We
> expect to make suggestions for improving the process and look forward to
> the community discussing and deciding the process for the next
> iteration.
> 
> We thank everyone who supported the NomCom, especially all nominees and
> the many members of the community who made time to give us their input.
> 
> Finally we call on the whole community to welcome and support Mirjam and
> Niall in their new roles!
> 
> Daniel Karrenberg - Chair - RIPE 2020 Nomcom
> 
> 

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William Sylvester

2020-08-31 15:42:43 CET

Hans Petter, It has been a pleasure working with you as RIPE Chair. Thank you for many contributions and everything you have done for our community. Wishing you the best in your new role with RIPE NCC.

This is really a special milestone in the history of the RIPE Community as Mirjam and Niall become the first iteration for the on-going sustainability and the peaceful transfer of leadership to provide stability now and the future. I look forward to continuing to work with you both and best of luck!

William

From: ripe-list <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net> on behalf of Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net>
Reply-To: "hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net" <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net>
Date: Monday, August 31, 2020 at 9:10 AM
To: RIPE List <ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net>
Subject: [ripe-list] Stepping down as RIPE Chair


I am now stepping down as RIPE Chair and handing over the role to Mirjam Kühne from tomorrow 1 September 2020.
Niall O’Reilly will at the same time take on the role as the Vice-chair.

It has been a pleasure working for the community as RIPE Chair since I took over from Rob Blokzijl in 2014. But as you all know, I will not go far, but continue to work for the RIPE NCC members and RIPE community in my new role as Managing Director for the RIPE NCC.

Rather than waiting for the next RIPE meeting and doing the formal handover there, we think it is better to do the handover now, so we have a clear separation of the RIPE NCC MD and RIPE Chair roles when planning the upcoming RIPE Meeting.

This has taken a bit longer than expected because we wanted to put in place proper segregation between the RIPE NCC and RIPE Chair. As RIPE NCC Managing Director, I have signed an agreement with Mirjam terminating her current employment from the RIPE NCC effective from 1 September. At the same time, the RIPE NCC executive board represented by the chair, Cristian Kaufmann and Treasurer Ondrej Filip, with the assistance of RIPE NCC HR Director and external legal advisor, has negotiated and signed a new contract with Mirjam as RIPE Chair for the duration of her RIPE Chair appointment. The contract is compliant with Dutch labour law but also ensuring the independence of the RIPE Chair and referring to the community processes as the only grounds for termination of the position.

I believe that this addresses the concern raised regarding the independence of the RIPE Chair. In my time I was dependent on my employer Visma in addition to the travel funding from the RIPE NCC. Rob Blokzijl before me, was dependent on his employer NIKEF until his retirement and after that on the RIPE NCC, both fr travel funding but also remuneration for work for the RIPE NCC. The latter was not known to me until recently and I apologise for making erroneous statements about this in the past.

I wish Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly all the best in their new roles and will work closely with them to hand over the open actions. This will be documented in a blog post on RIPE Labs.

Kind Regards,
Hans Petter Holen
RIPE Chair 2014-2020


On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 13:05, Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ nethph _at_ oslo _dot_ net>> wrote:


I would like to congratulate Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly on their selection as our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair. Both Mirjam and Niall have a long history within RIPE; they are experienced chairs, they understand consensus, and they share the community's expectations in terms of transparency and openness. I am sure they will continue to serve the community well in their new roles.


After Rob Blokzijl passed the torch to me in 2014, this is the first time we have selected our RIPE Chair (and now Vice-Chair) as a community. I want to thank everyone who participated in this process - by standing as nominees, volunteering to serve on the NomCom, providing feedback, or by helping to establish the process itself.


I do want to acknowledge that concerns were raised quite late in the process about the potential for capture or influence by the RIPE NCC. However, I hope you will agree that the NomCom has chosen some good people here. It is worth remembering that we operate on “rough consensus”, which means that not everyone will fully agree with everything. That being the case, we have plenty of time to consider further improvements to the process before it starts again ahead of RIPE 91. There is also an opportunity to work on improving the process for selecting working group chairs and the community’s code of conduct, so I would like to encourage you to volunteer for these efforts under the guidance of our new leadership.


So what happens next? I am eager to hand over my RIPE Chair responsibilities. Mirjam and Niall will need time to fit their new RIPE responsibilities alongside their existing ones. I don't expect this will take too long, and I intend to exit the role pass onhand overam committed to hand over the torch as soon as possible.


I am happy that I no longer have to occupy both the RIPE Chair and RIPE NCC Managing Director roles. As the Managing Director, I am fully committed to giving the new leadership and the RIPE Community the support needed, just as my predecessors have supported me and my predecessor Rob Blokzijl.


In the meantime, I hope you will join me in wishing our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair the very best... and with my RIPE NCC Managing Director's hat on, I would also like to thank the outgoing RIPE Chair for his contribution over the past six years.


Kind regards


Hans Petter Holen

(Outgoing) RIPE Chair / RIPE NCC Managing Director


On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:55, Daniel Karrenberg via ripe-list <ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ netripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net>> wrote:
Dear colleagues,

The RIPE 2020 NomCom has selected Mirjam Kühne as RIPE Chair and Niall
O'Reilly as RIPE Vice Chair. After interviewing all nominees, hearing
substantial input from the community and a thorough discussion during
three selection meetings all voting members voted to select Mirjam as
Chair and eight out of ten voting members voted to select Niall as Vice
Chair. The selection was subsequently supported unanimously by all
members of the committee. We closely followed the process spelled out in
ripe-727 and ripe-728. We regularly paused to confirm that the whole
committee was comfortable with the process and its progress.

We were able to choose from a set of nominees who are all very capable
and well respected in the community. We expect that the community would
support any of them as their Chair. Our selection is in no way a
negative statement about the nominees we did not select.

We selected Mirjam because the input from the community clearly favoured
her. She is very widely regarded as someone who listens carefully to
everyone and who helps the community to find consensus and move forward.
We selected Niall because of the positive input we received about his
track record with the community. Mirjam and Niall convinced us that they
would work well as a team and complement each other.

The RIPE NCC board has confirmed the candidates in accordance with the
process set out in ripe-727. The original time line called for a
transition from Hans Petter to Mirjam and Niall during RIPE 81 in
October. Hans Petter has since resigned as RIPE Chair because he
accepted to be the new managing director of the RIPE NCC; he is
currently also serving as RIPE Chair ad-interim. In this situation it
makes little sense to stick to the original time line. Therefore we
suggest that the outgoing and incoming Chairs arrange the transition
among themselves as soon as practicable.

We plan to publish the NomCom report about this first run of the
selection process in September before our term ends at RIPE 81. We
expect to make suggestions for improving the process and look forward to
the community discussing and deciding the process for the next
iteration.

We thank everyone who supported the NomCom, especially all nominees and
the many members of the community who made time to give us their input.

Finally we call on the whole community to welcome and support Mirjam and
Niall in their new roles!

Daniel Karrenberg - Chair - RIPE 2020 Nomcom

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Lars-Johan Liman

2020-08-31 15:59:47 CET

Hans Petter,

Thanks a million for a lot of excellent work. I look forward to seeing
you in your new capacity!

And a warm welcome to Mirjam and Niall!

				Cheers,
				  /Liman

hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net 2020-08-31 15:09 [+0200]:
> I am now stepping down as RIPE Chair and handing over the role to Mirjam
> Kühne from tomorrow 1 September 2020.
> Niall O’Reilly will at the same time take on the role as the Vice-chair.

> It has been a pleasure working for the community as RIPE Chair since I took
> over from Rob Blokzijl in 2014. But as you all know, I will not go far, but
> continue to work for the RIPE NCC members and RIPE community in my new role
> as Managing Director for the RIPE NCC.

> Rather than waiting for the next RIPE meeting and doing the formal handover
> there, we think it is better to do the handover now, so we have a clear
> separation of the RIPE NCC MD and RIPE Chair roles when planning the
> upcoming RIPE Meeting.

> This has taken a bit longer than expected because we wanted to put in place
> proper segregation between the RIPE NCC and RIPE Chair. As RIPE NCC
> Managing Director, I have signed an agreement with Mirjam terminating her
> current employment from the RIPE NCC effective from 1 September. At the
> same time, the RIPE NCC executive board represented by the chair, Cristian
> Kaufmann and Treasurer Ondrej Filip, with the assistance of RIPE NCC HR
> Director and external legal advisor, has negotiated and signed a new
> contract with Mirjam as RIPE Chair for the duration of her RIPE Chair
> appointment. The contract is compliant with Dutch labour law but also
> ensuring the independence of the RIPE Chair and referring to the community
> processes as the only grounds for termination of the position.

> I believe that this addresses the concern raised regarding the independence
> of the RIPE Chair. In my time I was dependent on my employer Visma in
> addition to the travel funding from the RIPE NCC. Rob Blokzijl before me,
> was dependent on his employer NIKEF until his retirement and after that on
> the RIPE NCC, both fr travel funding but also remuneration for work for the
> RIPE NCC. The latter was not known to me until recently and I apologise for
> making erroneous statements about this in the past.

> I wish Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly all the best in their new roles and
> will work closely with them to hand over the open actions. This will be
> documented in a blog post on RIPE Labs.

> Kind Regards,
> Hans Petter Holen
> RIPE Chair 2014-2020


> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 13:05, Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net> wrote:

>> 
>> I would like to congratulate Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly on their
>> selection as our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair. Both Mirjam and Niall have
>> a long history within RIPE; they are experienced chairs, they understand
>> consensus, and they share the community's expectations in terms of
>> transparency and openness. I am sure they will continue to serve the
>> community well in their new roles.
>> 
>> After Rob Blokzijl passed the torch to me in 2014, this is the first time
>> we have selected our RIPE Chair (and now Vice-Chair) as a community. I want
>> to thank everyone who participated in this process - by standing as
>> nominees, volunteering to serve on the NomCom, providing feedback, or by
>> helping to establish the process itself.
>> 
>> I do want to acknowledge that concerns were raised quite late in the
>> process about the potential for capture or influence by the RIPE NCC.
>> However, I hope you will agree that the NomCom has chosen some good people
>> here. It is worth remembering that we operate on “rough consensus”, which
>> means that not everyone will fully agree with everything. That being the
>> case, we have plenty of time to consider further improvements to the
>> process before it starts again ahead of RIPE 91. There is also an
>> opportunity to work on improving the process for selecting working group
>> chairs and the community’s code of conduct, so I would like to encourage
>> you to volunteer for these efforts under the guidance of our new leadership.
>> 
>> So what happens next? I am eager to hand over my RIPE Chair
>> responsibilities. Mirjam and Niall will need time to fit their new RIPE
>> responsibilities alongside their existing ones. I don't expect this will
>> take too long, and I intend to exit the role pass onhand overam committed
>> to hand over the torch as soon as possible.
>> 
>> I am happy that I no longer have to occupy both the RIPE Chair and RIPE
>> NCC Managing Director roles. As the Managing Director, I am fully committed
>> to giving the new leadership and the RIPE Community the support needed,
>> just as my predecessors have supported me and my predecessor Rob Blokzijl.
>> 
>> In the meantime, I hope you will join me in wishing our new RIPE Chair and
>> Vice-Chair the very best... and with my RIPE NCC Managing Director's hat
>> on, I would also like to thank the outgoing RIPE Chair for his contribution
>> over the past six years.
>> 
>> Kind regards
>> 
>> Hans Petter Holen
>> 
>> (Outgoing) RIPE Chair / RIPE NCC Managing Director
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:55, Daniel Karrenberg via ripe-list <
>> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>> 
>>> Dear colleagues,
>>> 
>>> The RIPE 2020 NomCom has selected Mirjam Kühne as RIPE Chair and Niall
>>> O'Reilly as RIPE Vice Chair. After interviewing all nominees, hearing
>>> substantial input from the community and a thorough discussion during
>>> three selection meetings all voting members voted to select Mirjam as
>>> Chair and eight out of ten voting members voted to select Niall as Vice
>>> Chair. The selection was subsequently supported unanimously by all
>>> members of the committee. We closely followed the process spelled out in
>>> ripe-727 and ripe-728. We regularly paused to confirm that the whole
>>> committee was comfortable with the process and its progress.
>>> 
>>> We were able to choose from a set of nominees who are all very capable
>>> and well respected in the community. We expect that the community would
>>> support any of them as their Chair. Our selection is in no way a
>>> negative statement about the nominees we did not select.
>>> 
>>> We selected Mirjam because the input from the community clearly favoured
>>> her. She is very widely regarded as someone who listens carefully to
>>> everyone and who helps the community to find consensus and move forward.
>>> We selected Niall because of the positive input we received about his
>>> track record with the community. Mirjam and Niall convinced us that they
>>> would work well as a team and complement each other.
>>> 
>>> The RIPE NCC board has confirmed the candidates in accordance with the
>>> process set out in ripe-727. The original time line called for a
>>> transition from Hans Petter to Mirjam and Niall during RIPE 81 in
>>> October. Hans Petter has since resigned as RIPE Chair because he
>>> accepted to be the new managing director of the RIPE NCC; he is
>>> currently also serving as RIPE Chair ad-interim. In this situation it
>>> makes little sense to stick to the original time line. Therefore we
>>> suggest that the outgoing and incoming Chairs arrange the transition
>>> among themselves as soon as practicable.
>>> 
>>> We plan to publish the NomCom report about this first run of the
>>> selection process in September before our term ends at RIPE 81. We
>>> expect to make suggestions for improving the process and look forward to
>>> the community discussing and deciding the process for the next
>>> iteration.
>>> 
>>> We thank everyone who supported the NomCom, especially all nominees and
>>> the many members of the community who made time to give us their input.
>>> 
>>> Finally we call on the whole community to welcome and support Mirjam and
>>> Niall in their new roles!
>>> 
>>> Daniel Karrenberg - Chair - RIPE 2020 Nomcom
>>> 
>>> 

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Peter Koch

2020-08-31 16:34:56 CET

Dear Hans Petter,

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 03:09:24PM +0200, Hans Petter Holen wrote:
> I am now stepping down as RIPE Chair and handing over the role to Mirjam
> Kühne from tomorrow 1 September 2020.
> Niall O’Reilly will at the same time take on the role as the Vice-chair.

thank you a lot for your long time work for the community, which I look
forward to being continued in your new role!

Welcome Mirjam and Niall and all the best and support you need to lead and
serve the community.  There's a lot ahead of us.

Best,
  Peter

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Stefan Wahl

2020-08-31 16:57:08 CET

Dear Hans Petter,

Thank you for all the work as a RIPE Chair! I wish you all the best in your new role and Mirjam and Niall a good start as the new RIPE Chair and Co-Chair!


Best Regards

 Stefan
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Randy Bush

2020-08-31 17:55:04 CET

hph,

thank for your amazing service to the community, first as a member, then
as ripe chair, now as ncc md.  an exemplar for us all.

and i look forward to mirjam's and niall's leading the community through
these unique and difficult times.  tell us how we, the community, can
help.

randy

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Melchior Aelmans

2020-08-31 22:34:57 CET

Thanks Hans Petter for your contributions!!

All the best Mirjam and Niall!!


On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 3:10 PM Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net> wrote:

>
> I am now stepping down as RIPE Chair and handing over the role to Mirjam
> Kühne from tomorrow 1 September 2020.
> Niall O’Reilly will at the same time take on the role as the Vice-chair.
>
> It has been a pleasure working for the community as RIPE Chair since I
> took over from Rob Blokzijl in 2014. But as you all know, I will not go
> far, but continue to work for the RIPE NCC members and RIPE community in my
> new role as Managing Director for the RIPE NCC.
>
> Rather than waiting for the next RIPE meeting and doing the formal
> handover there, we think it is better to do the handover now, so we have a
> clear separation of the RIPE NCC MD and RIPE Chair roles when planning the
> upcoming RIPE Meeting.
>
> This has taken a bit longer than expected because we wanted to put in
> place proper segregation between the RIPE NCC and RIPE Chair. As RIPE NCC
> Managing Director, I have signed an agreement with Mirjam terminating her
> current employment from the RIPE NCC effective from 1 September. At the
> same time, the RIPE NCC executive board represented by the chair, Cristian
> Kaufmann and Treasurer Ondrej Filip, with the assistance of RIPE NCC HR
> Director and external legal advisor, has negotiated and signed a new
> contract with Mirjam as RIPE Chair for the duration of her RIPE Chair
> appointment. The contract is compliant with Dutch labour law but also
> ensuring the independence of the RIPE Chair and referring to the community
> processes as the only grounds for termination of the position.
>
> I believe that this addresses the concern raised regarding the
> independence of the RIPE Chair. In my time I was dependent on my employer
> Visma in addition to the travel funding from the RIPE NCC. Rob Blokzijl
> before me, was dependent on his employer NIKEF until his retirement and
> after that on the RIPE NCC, both fr travel funding but also remuneration
> for work for the RIPE NCC. The latter was not known to me until recently
> and I apologise for making erroneous statements about this in the past.
>
> I wish Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly all the best in their new roles and
> will work closely with them to hand over the open actions. This will be
> documented in a blog post on RIPE Labs.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Hans Petter Holen
> RIPE Chair 2014-2020
>
>
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 13:05, Hans Petter Holen <hph _at_ oslo _dot_ net> wrote:
>
>>
>> I would like to congratulate Mirjam Kühne and Niall O’Reilly on their
>> selection as our new RIPE Chair and Vice-Chair. Both Mirjam and Niall have
>> a long history within RIPE; they are experienced chairs, they understand
>> consensus, and they share the community's expectations in terms of
>> transparency and openness. I am sure they will continue to serve the
>> community well in their new roles.
>>
>> After Rob Blokzijl passed the torch to me in 2014, this is the first time
>> we have selected our RIPE Chair (and now Vice-Chair) as a community. I want
>> to thank everyone who participated in this process - by standing as
>> nominees, volunteering to serve on the NomCom, providing feedback, or by
>> helping to establish the process itself.
>>
>> I do want to acknowledge that concerns were raised quite late in the
>> process about the potential for capture or influence by the RIPE NCC.
>> However, I hope you will agree that the NomCom has chosen some good people
>> here. It is worth remembering that we operate on “rough consensus”, which
>> means that not everyone will fully agree with everything. That being the
>> case, we have plenty of time to consider further improvements to the
>> process before it starts again ahead of RIPE 91. There is also an
>> opportunity to work on improving the process for selecting working group
>> chairs and the community’s code of conduct, so I would like to encourage
>> you to volunteer for these efforts under the guidance of our new leadership.
>>
>> So what happens next? I am eager to hand over my RIPE Chair
>> responsibilities. Mirjam and Niall will need time to fit their new RIPE
>> responsibilities alongside their existing ones. I don't expect this will
>> take too long, and I intend to exit the role pass onhand overam committed
>> to hand over the torch as soon as possible.
>>
>> I am happy that I no longer have to occupy both the RIPE Chair and RIPE
>> NCC Managing Director roles. As the Managing Director, I am fully committed
>> to giving the new leadership and the RIPE Community the support needed,
>> just as my predecessors have supported me and my predecessor Rob Blokzijl.
>>
>> In the meantime, I hope you will join me in wishing our new RIPE Chair
>> and Vice-Chair the very best... and with my RIPE NCC Managing Director's
>> hat on, I would also like to thank the outgoing RIPE Chair for his
>> contribution over the past six years.
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>> Hans Petter Holen
>>
>> (Outgoing) RIPE Chair / RIPE NCC Managing Director
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 12:55, Daniel Karrenberg via ripe-list <
>> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear colleagues,
>>>
>>> The RIPE 2020 NomCom has selected Mirjam Kühne as RIPE Chair and Niall
>>> O'Reilly as RIPE Vice Chair. After interviewing all nominees, hearing
>>> substantial input from the community and a thorough discussion during
>>> three selection meetings all voting members voted to select Mirjam as
>>> Chair and eight out of ten voting members voted to select Niall as Vice
>>> Chair. The selection was subsequently supported unanimously by all
>>> members of the committee. We closely followed the process spelled out in
>>> ripe-727 and ripe-728. We regularly paused to confirm that the whole
>>> committee was comfortable with the process and its progress.
>>>
>>> We were able to choose from a set of nominees who are all very capable
>>> and well respected in the community. We expect that the community would
>>> support any of them as their Chair. Our selection is in no way a
>>> negative statement about the nominees we did not select.
>>>
>>> We selected Mirjam because the input from the community clearly favoured
>>> her. She is very widely regarded as someone who listens carefully to
>>> everyone and who helps the community to find consensus and move forward.
>>> We selected Niall because of the positive input we received about his
>>> track record with the community. Mirjam and Niall convinced us that they
>>> would work well as a team and complement each other.
>>>
>>> The RIPE NCC board has confirmed the candidates in accordance with the
>>> process set out in ripe-727. The original time line called for a
>>> transition from Hans Petter to Mirjam and Niall during RIPE 81 in
>>> October. Hans Petter has since resigned as RIPE Chair because he
>>> accepted to be the new managing director of the RIPE NCC; he is
>>> currently also serving as RIPE Chair ad-interim. In this situation it
>>> makes little sense to stick to the original time line. Therefore we
>>> suggest that the outgoing and incoming Chairs arrange the transition
>>> among themselves as soon as practicable.
>>>
>>> We plan to publish the NomCom report about this first run of the
>>> selection process in September before our term ends at RIPE 81. We
>>> expect to make suggestions for improving the process and look forward to
>>> the community discussing and deciding the process for the next
>>> iteration.
>>>
>>> We thank everyone who supported the NomCom, especially all nominees and
>>> the many members of the community who made time to give us their input.
>>>
>>> Finally we call on the whole community to welcome and support Mirjam and
>>> Niall in their new roles!
>>>
>>> Daniel Karrenberg - Chair - RIPE 2020 Nomcom
>>>
>>>
>

Gaby Giner

2020-09-02 15:35:24 CET

All the best to you, Hans Petter, in your new position, and congratulations
to Mirjam and Niall for your new roles. Can’t wait to see the good that
will come from you leading and serving this community, which I am delighted
to be a part of.

Good luck!

Regards, Gaby

Chloe Kung

2020-09-02 15:57:06 CET

Thank you Hans Petter for you wonderful work.
As a new member of this community, I am looking forward to Mirjam's and Niall's new chapter by taking the responsibilities as the new RIPE Chair and Vice Chair. The best is yet to come.

Cordially,
Chloe


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Janos Zsako

2020-09-02 15:59:54 CET

Dear Mirjam, Hans Petter and Niall,

I would like to congratulate you all on your respective new roles and wish
you all the best in leading this community in the coming years.

It is a big challenge, but you are all very capable of making this a
success.

I am a bit sad this hand-over "ceremony" could not be held at a meeting
in person, but I hope you all hear the applause. :)

Best regards,
Janos