Thanks for this announcement, Michael.

Lucy, welcome. I look forward to occasional collaborations with you  across
the Atlantic.


Executive Director
Cascadia Wikimedians User Group
(Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia)
 On Jul 13, 2015 10:44 AM, "Michael Maggs" <> 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:
> ]
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