Chairman Alistair Mackenzie and board member John Hudson both step down from their roles at Ferguson marine for personal reasons. Mackenzie:
I have decided for personal reasons that now is the right time to stand down. I have been proud to serve on the board of Ferguson Marine, supporting the business during a highly challenging period as it recovered from administration and through a transformation programme. Working with the wider board and senior management team, significant progress has been made to improve governance, processes and systems and to strengthen the workforce.
I would like to thank John Hudson as he departs, as well as the wider board and shipyard workforce, for their commitment and support during the last 18 months. With the arrival of a new chief executive, and three new board members in the coming months, I am sure the shipyard will continue to strengthen.
Drummond steps down from Uber’s board after three years.
Costolo steps down from the CEO position, but will remain on the board. Dorsey becomes Interim CEO.
Fiorina joins the advisory board of Americans for Economic Freedom.
As a businesswoman, I’m proud to stand with an organization that values and understands the prosperity that is created through smart economic policies. I look forward to working with AEF to increase our understanding of how to create American jobs and focus on economic growth.
Graham joins the board of Watsi after spotting the crowdfunding non-profit on Hacker News and funding it through Y Combinator. Watsi:
We’re thrilled to have PG as our first board member.
Carson is named president of the board of East Baltimore Community Schools. He will help oversee operations for the Elmer A. Henderson School: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School. Hopkins President:
Dr. Carson has served the children of East Baltimore for many years. We are incredibly fortunate that he has now agreed to lend his time, expertise and energy to the students, parents and educators of the Henderson-Hopkins school. His talents will be a boon to the school, which itself is a keystone to the success of East Baltimore Development Inc.
Feld leaves the Zynga board. He is replaced by Paul, a partner at Spring Ventures.
Andreessen joins eBay’s board of directors while working on the Ning social networking platform. eBay President/CEO John Donahoe says:
Marc is a true visionary whose experience will be invaluable to eBay. We look forward to learning from Marc’s insights and expertise as we drive further innovation on our platform, invest in growth opportunities, and develop technology that will further benefit our customers, build powerful communities and enhance e-commerce.
After a period of speculation, Andreessen officially joins Facebook’s board of directors alongside Mark Zuckerberg, Jim Breyer, and Peter Thiel. The official press release calls Andreessen’s venture Ning, “a complementary platform to Facebook,” rather than a potential rival. Andressen says:
Facebook is one of the most innovative companies on the Web and it’s an honor to join the board. I’m looking forward to helping the team as Facebook continues to grow.
Tillerson is elected president of ExxonMobil and member of the board of directors.exxon
NAACP elects Bond as board chairman and he serves for 10 years.
When everybody else was getting worked up, I could find in Julian a cool serious analysis of what was going on.