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Steering Committee


The Steering Committee is a 7 member body, overseeing the governance of the Kubernetes project. See the Steering Committee Charter for specific committee structure information.

Term ends in October 2025

Name Profile Affiliation
Maciej Szulik @soltysh Red Hat
Paco Xu 徐俊杰 @pacoxu DaoCloud
Patrick Ohly @pohly Intel
Stephen Augustus @justaugustus Cisco

Term ends in October 2024

Name Profile Affiliation
Benjamin Elder @BenTheElder Google
Bob Killen @mrbobbytables Google
Nabarun Pal @palnabarun VMware


Name Profile
Aaron Crickenberger @spiffxp
Brandon Philips @philips
Brendan Burns @brendandburns
Brian Grant @bgrant0607
Carlos Tadeu Panato Jr. @cpanato
Christoph Blecker @cblecker
Clayton Coleman @smarterclayton
Davanum Srinivas @dims
Derek Carr @derekwaynecarr
Joe Beda @jbeda
Jordan Liggitt @liggitt
Lachlan Evenson @lachie83
Michelle Dhanani @michelleN
Nikhita Raghunath @nikhita
Paris Pittman @parispittman
Phillip Wittrock @pwittrock
Quinton Hoole @quinton-hoole
Sarah Novotny @sarahnovotny
Tim Hockin @thockin
Tim Pepper @tpepper
Timothy St. Clair @timothysc

Kubernetes CNCF Governing Board Representative

The Kubernetes Project is granted one of the two Developer Representative seats on the CNCF Governing Board. This seat may be held by current and former Kubernetes Steering Members and is elected to a two year term.

Name Profile Term
Christoph Blecker @cblecker 2025

Emeritus Kubernetes CNCF Governing Board Representatives

Name Profile
Michelle Dhanani @michelleN
Paris Pittman @parispittman

CNCF Representative

There are various cases when the Steering Committee may require interactions with CNCF, so a dedicated person from the CNCF Staff acts a primary communication point between Steering and CNCF.

Name Profile
Jeff Sica @jeefy

For more details on the relationship between Steering and CNCF, please see a dedicated document Relationship with the CNCF.

Communication Channels

Private Communication Channels

The Steering Committee often deals with sensitive topics and has several private slack channels to discuss and coordinate with our project representatives.

  • #steering-private - Private channel for Steering Members
  • #steering-cncf-rep-private - Private channel between Steering and the current CNCF Representative.
  • #steering-gb-rep-private - Private channel between Steering and the current Kubernetes CNCF Governing Board Representative.


We have two meetings every month.

  • We hold an open and recorded online meeting where the community is welcome to join the first Wednesday at 8am PT of every month if there is quorum.
  • We have a closed and not recorded online meeting every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8am PT if there is quorum.



CNCF ServiceDesk access

The CNCF ServiceDesk policy for Kubernetes community is defined at ServiceDesk.

Top-level Accounts

The steering committee delegates ownership of various Kubernetes community accounts like GitHub, domain names, etc to SIGs and sub-projects. However, the committee also reserves top-level account access for service governance in some cases.

Google Workspace

Account Owner Stephen Augustus Nabarun Pal Bob Killen


The Kubernetes Steering Committee



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