Thank you for this information Tim, and welcome Peter, and Gabriele! I know that the boards of Wikimedia- Germany, France, UK and Netherlands have "appointed" seats (also known as "external" or "expert" seats), and so too does the WMF. I assume that the formal legal process for these are all different according to local laws, but I also assume that the purpose is roughly the same: to ensure there is diversity of expertise and opinions, to fill specifically identified skill gaps, and to guard against a mere 'popularity contest' election.
Do any other Chapters have "appointed" seats on their boards? Have some Chapters tried, but rejected the concept? wittylama.com Peace, love & metadata On 30 November 2017 at 14:08, Tim Moritz Hector < tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de> wrote: > Hi all, > > just a short rectification: We have up to 2 (not 3) appointed seats in the > board. So in total our board consists of 9 members: 7 elected by the > general assembly and 2 appointed. > > I am happy that now, with the appointment of Gabriele and Peter, we have > all seats on our board filled. > > Best regards, > Tim > > > > 2017-11-30 13:47 GMT+01:00 Tim Moritz Hector <tim-moritz.hector@wikimedia. > de > >: > > > Dear all, > > > > I am delighted to announce that Wikimedia Deutschland’s Board has taken > > the opportunity to appoint two new members for the first time. Dr. > Gabriele > > Theren and Peter Dewald are taking appointed seats in our board. > > > > After our general assembly decided to make way for up to 3 appointed > > seats, we created a profile of skills we would like to add to the board. > We > > focussed on the future of Wikimedia Deutschland, strategically and > > financially, and got about 60 applications. Many of them showed > impressive > > profiles, striving for Free Knowledge. > > > > We decided for Gabriele, who is a trained lawyer, mediator and serves as > > department head in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the > German > > federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. We also elected Peter who has 35 years of > > expertise as managing director at Apple and the software group Sage, was > > member of the board of Germany’s digital association Bitkom and has a lot > > of experience in volunteer work. > > > > Both will be members of the board until the next election by the general > > assembly in about one year. Please join me in welcoming Gabriele and > Peter > > to the Wikiverse. > > > > Best regards, > > Tim Moritz Hector > > > > > > -- > > Tim Moritz Hector > > Chair of the Board > > Wikimedia Deutschland > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>