Board

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The Mozilla Foundation board is responsible for the overall corporate governance of Mozilla and provides direct strategic oversight of programs operated directly by Mozilla Foundation staff.

The board participates in the yearly development of Mozilla Foundation goals and approves an annual budget based on these goals. They are also responsible for selecting, supporting and evaluating the Executive Director of Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.

The Mozilla Foundation board is currently recruiting new members. For more information please review the job description.

For more information on the board, visit this FAQ.

Board Composition

Voting directors

Former Board Members

  • Ronaldo Lemos, Project Lead for Creative Commons Brazil
  • Bob Lisbonne, Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, former CEO of Luminate and former Netscape VP
  • Cathy Davidson, Professor of English at Duke University
  • Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab Director and Creative Commons Chair
  • Mitch Kapor, Co-Founder and Former Chair, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Non-voting officers

Expanding the Board of Directors

In early 2020 Mozilla decided to expand the Board of Directors to include new skills and areas of focus that mirror the growth of our work. This search brought us to Navrina Singh, our latest addition to the board.

Recruiting for the board remains open.

Annual Schedule

The board convenes four times per year — usually twice in person, and two times by phone — to discuss Foundation strategy and operations. Additionally, the board meets once annually with the Mozilla Corporation CEO to receive a strategic update. The schedule is loosely as follows:

  • Q1 Financial Approvals
  • Q2 Cross Over Meeting with Mozilla Corporation
  • Q3 Programmatic Focus
  • Q4 Year End

Board members also serve on committees or work with senior staff on special projects. Committees exist for: finance, investment and compensation; programs; diversity; and audit.

The next meeting of the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors will be held in November, 2020.

Public Record

Below are public copies of the board presentations dating back two years.

2019

2018