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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 2024

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

Term ends in October 2023

Name Profile Affiliation
Christoph Blecker @cblecker Red Hat
Stephen Augustus @justaugustus Cisco
Carlos Tadeu Panato Jr. @cpanato Chainguard
Tim Pepper @tpepper VMware


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


Schedule and Cadence

We have two meetings every month.

  • We hold an open and recorded online meeting where the community is welcome to join the first Monday at 9:30am PT of every month if there is quorum.
  • We have a closed but recorded online meeting every 3rd Monday of the month at 9:30am PT if there is quorum.




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
Ihor Dvoretskyi @idvoretskyi

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

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
[email protected] Stephen Augustus
[email protected] Nabarun Pal
[email protected] Bob Killen

Zoom Admins

The following committee members have zoom credentials for the [email protected] account. However, all Steering Committee members have access to the zoom host key.

Name Profile
Bob Killen @mrbobbytables
Christoph Blecker @cblecker
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