Appointment of a new WCA Ethics Committee Leader (July 2019)

Announced by Rui Reis on

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Ethics Committee Leader, as Walker Welch recently stepped down as the Leader of the WCA Ethics Committee. We would like to thank Walker the work he has done leading the Committee. In the interim period, the WCA Board will lead the Committee.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 6 hours per week on average to work for the Committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Clear background
  • Trustworthiness
  • Independence
  • Accountability

The application period is opened for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until July 23rd, 2019, 23:59 UTC privately to the WCA Board (

The candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and must include:

  • Brief personal introduction.
  • Summary of activities done for the WCA.
  • Ambitions as the WEC Leader of the WCA.

Candidates are additionally asked to send a copy of their applications which can be made public at the end of the application period.

The rights and duties of the WEC are copied from WCA Motion 10.2019.3 in the appendix below.

After the application period, the WCA Board will make a selection by voting and will announce the new Leader, after confirmation among Senior Delegates and sitting Committee/Team Leaders by voting, as described in Section 4 of WCA Motion 10.2019.0.