Changes to the Wikimedia UK board – A message from Roger Bamkin

Roger Bamkin (right) with Stephen from Wikimedia Kenya
Roger Bamkin (right) speaking with Stephen Wanjau from Wikimedia Kenya

One year on from our previous AGM, I have decided to stand down as Chair of Wikimedia UK. I’m becoming a consultant and as I’m proposing to take Monmouthshire County Council (Wikimedia UK partners for the Monmouthpedia project) as a client, I feel that the conflict of interest is too high for me to remain as Chair, hence my decision.

I have actually served for one year and Fae (Ashley van Haeften) will be taking on the Chair’s role until the AGM, while I remain as a Trustee.

In other board news, Andrew Turvey has sadly stood down as Treasurer. Andrew has done a fine job as Treasurer, as well as taking a leading role in ensuring we achieved our goal of recruiting four staff members this year. John Byrne is assisting as a temporary treasurer.

You will soon see from our annual report that the board has delivered on what it set out to achieve a year ago. I hope to see you in Monmouth, but if not, at our AGM in May.


This post currently has 5 responses

  • see you in Monmouth, sooner than u think, alas Wikimedia UK won’t be the same without you.

  • Three cheers for Roger! As our Chairman he has been a fabulous ambassador and leader for the UK chapter and the movement. He’s not going anywhere – we are making sure he stays right in the heart of our most vital programmes to fill them with fun and energy.

  • Roger, what a star and a truly nice person. Sorry you’re standing down but not surprised you’re doing consultancy. The Monmouth project sounds very inspiring. And it really IS a great photo! Best of luck.

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