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Wikimedia UK’s members elect new trustees

This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair, Wikimedia UK 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… read more »

Volunteering with Wikimedia UK: a call to action

This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair of Wikimedia UK Wikimedia UK needs your help. We want to transform the way we work so that we can bring volunteering right into the heart of the charity. We plan to: Establish a new volunteer engagement panel or steering group, focusing specifically on volunteering and volunteer… read more »

Final report on Wikimedia UK governance released

This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair of Wikimedia UK On behalf of the Wikimedia UK board I am pleased to announce the publication of the third and final report on the charity’s governance. The report has been prepared by Rosie Chapman and Sarah Loader of Belinda Pratten and Rosie Chapman Associates. It marks… read more »

Gill Hamilton joins Wikimedia UK Board

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce that Gill Hamilton has been co-opted to the charity’s Board of Trustees. This is the result of a board resolution that was passed on 14 October. She replaces Padmini Ray Murray who recently stepped down from the board to relocate to India. Gill is Digital Access Manager at the National… read more »

Padmini Ray Murray steps down from Wikimedia UK Board

Wikimedia UK  announces that Padmini Ray Murray is to step down from the charity’s Board of Trustees. She will be taking a new position teaching digital humanities at Shristi School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore. Padmini joined the board of Wikimedia UK in November 2013 and brought with her an excellent skill set… read more »

Michael Maggs takes over as Chair of Wikimedia UK

Wikimedia UK today announces that Michael Maggs has been elected as the new Chair of the charity, succeeding Chris Keating. Chris remains a trustee and will continue to serve on the board. Chris stepped down at the charity’s board meeting in Edinburgh this weekend, having served as Chair since August 2012. The board then unanimously… read more »

Governance review – interim review and progress report

Wikimedia UK has just received the independent interim review and progress report which records the progress the charity has made since January in implementing the recommendations of the Compass Review. This interim report comes around halfway through the 18 month period established for embedding excellent governance practices as recommended in the initial review. It was prepared… read more »

Introducing our two new trustees

Recently Wikimedia UK announced the co-option of two new Trustees to the Board of our charity, Kate West and Carol Campbell. Kate and Carol have provided brief biographies to introduce themselves to the community. Kate is an operations and resource management professional and has worked for a variety of high-profile, non-profit organisations. She is Chief… read more »

Announcing new Wikimedia UK trustees

The board of Wikimedia UK is pleased to be able to announce today the co-option for a two year term of two new trustees, Carol Campbell and Kate West, both of whom have specialist expertise. Carol has extensive experience of volunteer organisations and brings strong conflict-management and relationship-building skills to the board. She was previously… read more »

Mike Peel resigns as a Trustee of Wikimedia UK

It is with regret that Wikimedia UK announces that Mike Peel has resigned as a trustee of the charity. Mike’s contributions both to the charity and to the wider Wikimedia movement are widely admired and respected. He became a Wikimedian in 2005 and was instrumental in the formation of Wikimedia UK. He has served on… read more »

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