Nancy Bell joins Wikimedia UK board

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce the co-option of Nancy Bell to the board for a two-year term.  Nancy has been appointed for her extensive skills, experience and contacts, particularly in the national and international cultural heritage sectors.

Nancy is currently Head of Collection Care at The National Archives, in which role she is responsible for the preservation of one of the largest and most significant sources of information in the world ranging from Domesday Book to digital records. She has established an internationally recognised heritage science research programme in collaboration with the higher education sector and industry, and has established a programme to work closely with students and researchers to disseminate their work further as wiki editors.

Nancy said “There are huge opportunities to extend the reach of volunteers in new communities to create an even more vibrant Wikimedia UK. I am committed to open and accessible information as a guiding principle and very much welcome the opportunity to promote this mission widely.”

Please join us in welcoming Nancy to the board.