I am very pleased to announce that at our annual general meeting on
Saturday 25 July the members of Wikimedia UK elected three new trustees
to the board from a very strong slate of candidates.
Please join me in offering a very warm welcome to Doug Taylor, Nick
Poole and Josie Fraser.
Doug Taylor will be well known to many readers as a long-standing active
Wikimedia volunteer and Lead Trainer for WMUK. He previously served on
the board during 2012-13. Doug is a retired teacher and IT professional.
Nick Poole is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of
Library and Information Professionals. His previous roles include
serving as CEO of the Collections Trust and Chair of the Europeana
Network. He brings extensive knowledge of and influence in the
international GLAM community, and has strong connections to policymakers
and funders in the UK and Europe.
Josie Fraser has for the past five years worked in local government as
the strategic technology lead of one of the country's largest and most
accelerated school building programmes. She is an expert in the
relationship between education and technology and a vocal advocate for
free and open knowledge.
Existing trustees Greyham Dawes (treasurer) and myself (chair) were
Three trustees have stepped down from the board: Alastair McCapra, Saad
Choudri and Joseph Seddon. We thank them for their exceptional
expertise, commitment and diligence, and we wish them well for the future.
With these changes, the new board is as follows:
Michael Maggs (board chair, and chair of governance committee)
Simon Knight (vice chair)
Greyham Dawes (treasurer, governance committee, audit and risk committee)
Chris Keating (audit and risk committee)
Carol Campbell (chair of audit and risk committee)
Kate West (governance committee, audit and risk committee)
The new board will formally meet for the first time on Saturday 12
Septemberat the Bodleian Library, Oxford, where officer roles will be
Please join me in welcoming the new board.
Chair, Wikimedia UK
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