Thanks for this announcement, Michael. Lucy, welcome. I look forward to occasional collaborations with you across the Atlantic.
Regards, Pine Executive Director Cascadia Wikimedians User Group (Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia) On Jul 13, 2015 10:44 AM, "Michael Maggs" <mich...@maggs.name> wrote: > Dear all > > I am very pleased to be able to announce today that Wikimedia UK has been > been fortunate enough to secure as our new CEO Lucy Crompton-Reid, > currently Director of the national live literature charity Apples and > Snakes. Lucy brings extensive experience in volunteer engagement, > organisational development, working with strategic partners, media, > education, and securing external fundraising from trusts and foundations. > > Over the course of her career Lucy has worked in both the charitable and > public sectors, including most recently Head of Outreach at the House of > Lords where she was strategic and operational lead for education and > outreach activities. Before that, she worked at Arts Council England, > initially developing strategic partnerships before setting up a new area > office with local government and schools partnerships. As Refugee Week > National Co-ordinator for the British Refugee Council, Lucy chaired the UK > steering group of NGOs and charities, led on media activities, and > facilitated hundreds of volunteer cultural events each year. Lucy is > passionate about education and learning and is deeply committed to ensuring > open access to knowledge and information. > > Lucy will be joining us in early October. In the meantime, our interim > CEO, D'Arcy Myers, will remain in post and will be working with Lucy to > ensure a smooth handover. > > Please join me in offering Lucy a very warm welcome. > > Lucy says > > /I'm delighted to be joining Wikimedia UK this October as the charity's > new Chief Executive, and look forward to working with the staff team, board > and volunteer community -- as well as national and international partners > -- to develop the work of the organisation. This is a significant time for > Wikimedia and for the open knowledge sector more broadly, with the > potential to create unparalleled access to educational content, coupled > with threats to limit public access to information and knowledge. With > nearly 18 years' experience in the arts, charitable and public sectors, I'm > passionate about participation, and excited about the opportunity to > facilitate greater public engagement with online content and information > through Wikipedia and its sister projects, and other Wikimedia UK > initiatives./ > > ____________ > > Michael Maggs > > Chair, Wikimedia UK > > > [The Wiki version of this announcement can be found here: > https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Engine_room#Welcoming_Lucy_Crompton-Reid_as_CEO > ] > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>