I believe this recent statement from the board of WMUK is of interest to this 

> From: michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk
> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:02:36 -0700
> To: wikimediau...@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] [WMUK Board] Statement regarding Ashley Van Haeften, 
> Chair of Wikimedia UK
> Hi all,
> I'm sending this statement on behalf of the WMUK Board:
> --
> As some members of Wikimedia UK will know, our Chair, Ashley Van Haeften, 
> user name Fae, has been the subject of sanctions by the Arbitration Committee 
> of the English Wikipedia (Arbcom), the volunteer committee that exists to 
> provide binding remedies to Wikipedia disputes. In particular, he has been 
> banned from editing the English language Wikipedia for at least the next six 
> months, after which he can appeal the ban.
> The Board of Wikimedia UK notes the decision of Arbcom.
> The Board is united in the view that this decision does not affect his role 
> as a Trustee of the charity. His work at Wikimedia UK has always been 
> enthusiastic and diligent. In particular, his knowledge of charity 
> governance, and his ability to bring about consensus at WMUK's board 
> meetings, have been particularly valuable.
> The Board points out that the editing issues were fully public before, and 
> during, the recent elections to the board, and were openly and publicly 
> discussed. Our membership placed their trust in him by electing him as a 
> Trustee. He was then elected unanimously as Chair of the Board. He continues 
> to have the full support of the Board.
> --
> Thanks,
> Mike Peel
> Secretary, Wikimedia UK
> Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate 
> Wikipedia, amongst other projects). It is an independent charitable 
> organization with no legal control over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its 
> contents.
> Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited. Wiki UK Ltd is a 
> Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 
> 6741827. Registered Charity No. 1144513. The Registered Office is at 4th 
> Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, United 
> Kingdom.
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