REMC/349/DV: Nomination of the Executive Secretary of the IECRE (Closes 23-Jul)

starts on 02 July, 2019 ends on 23 July, 2019



Should the US vote to approve the nomination of Mr. Wolfram Zeitz as Executive Secretary of the IECRE ?
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Background:

On 2019-06-07, Mr. Kerry McManama, Executive Secretary of the IECRE notified the membership of his retirement which will take effect as of 2019-12-31.
As per IEC CA 01, Basic Rules, clause 8.8, the requirement for appointing a new conformity assessment System Executive Secretary includes the need for consultation with the CAB Chair and the System Chairs, by the General Secretary. This has been accomplished and the IEC General Secretary now has made the decision to nominate Mr. Wolfram Zeitz, currently IECEE/IECRE Deputy Secretary, as Mr. McManama’s successor, with a term of office beginning 2020-01-01 through
2024-12-31, per the Basic Rules.

Extracted from IEC CA 01, Edition 2.3:
8.7 The Executive Secretary is entrusted with the chief executive officer functions of the IEC CA System in consultation with the executive thereof, as delegated by and under the supervision of the IEC General Secretary & CEO. The routine work of the CA System Executive Secretary is to:
a) provide general administrative and secretarial services for the IEC CA System and the secretarial services to the CA System MC;
b) handle and be responsible for the daily financial matters of the Secretariat and the IEC CA System;
c) circulate to the Member Bodies the accounts of the IEC CA System;
d) accept or reject applications from candidate Conformity Assessment Bodies in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the IEC CA System as approved by the MC;
e) organize and manage initial assessment and reassessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies, including the appointment of assessors, as applicable;
f) handle requests for scope extension applications for Conformity Assessment Bodies, e.g., CBs, TLs;
g) keep up to date records regarding the Conformity Assessment Bodies, e.g., CBs, TLs;
h) periodically circulate questionnaires requesting information about acceptance of the IEC CA System and about national differences;
i) be responsible for editing and arranging the publication of the IEC CA System publications;
j) be responsible for maintaining a list of assessors approved by the MC and for managing the assessment activities; and
k) provide administrative support to Committees and other Groups established by the MC, as necessary.

8.8 The Executive Secretary is appointed for a period of five years by the CAB, upon nomination by the MC and is eligible for re-appointment without restriction. The Executive Secretary is an employee or contractor of the IEC and a decision to appoint the Executive Secretary requires prior consent of the IEC General Secretary & CEO. The CA System Chair shall consult with CAB Chair and the IEC General Secretary & CEO before a proposal is made to the MC for a nomination of an Executive Secretary.
The Executive Secretary shall act independently of any Member of the IEC CA System and shall not act as a national delegate to the CA System MC. The Executive Secretary shall be present at all meetings of the CA System MC, but has no right to vote. In exceptional circumstances the IEC General Secretary & CEO may appoint an alternate to represent the Executive Secretary at a meeting of the CA System MC, should a matter arise that prevents such attendance.

Therefore, the REMC is requested approve the nomination of Wolfram Zeitz as the next Executive Secretary of the IECRE for the period starting on 1st January 2020 and ending on 31st December 2024, for subsequent submittal to the CAB for official appointment.

Action:

The IECRE Member Bodies are requested to approve the nomination of Wolfram Zeitz as the next Executive Secretary of the IECRE, with a term of 2020-01-01 to 2024-12-31, for subsequent submittal to CAB for formal approval and appointment as an Officer of the IECRE.

Votes are to be returned to the IECRE Secretariat (secretariat@iecre.org) by 2019-08-04 at the latest.

NOTE: USNC/IECRE ballots are to be submitted within two weeks to allow for resolution of any comments prior to the IEC deadline.

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