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


April 17th, 2012 by Stevie Benton
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.

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5 Responses to “Changes to the Wikimedia UK board – A message from Roger Bamkin”

  1. JOn Davies says:

    Nice photo

  2. Samdownie says:

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

  3. “Nice Photo ;)” – Thanks JOn

    That was Bamkin and I at Berlin during the Chapters meeting

  4. Fae says:

    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.

  5. Christina says:

    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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