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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 »

Ashley Van Haeften steps down from Wikimedia UK board

Wikimedia UK announces that Ashley Van Haeften (User:Fae) has decided to stand down as a trustee of the charity with immediate effect. Fae has made significant contributions to the Wikimedia movement and our charity since he was first elected to the board in April 2011, serving as our Chair from April 2012 to August 2012…. read more »

Wikimedia UK announces election of new Board members

Wikimedia UK is pleased to report the election of four trustees to the Board of the charity by its membership. The election took place at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting in Lincoln. Saad Choudri was previously co-opted to the Board of Wikimedia UK in September 2012. He has taken a very active role and and has… read more »

Would you like to join our Board of Trustees?

Wikimedia UK is a growing charity with passionate volunteers, dedicated staff and devoted Trustees. We’re part of the global Wikimedia movement which supports projects such as Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikiversity (to name but three). We recently commissioned a full review of our governance practices and procedures and what we found was that we’d become… read more »

Greyham Dawes joins the Wikimedia UK Board

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce the co-option of Greyham Dawes to our Board of Trustees. He has also been appointed Treasurer. Greyham is a professional financial adviser specialising in regulatory compliance, charity governance and restructuring and public accountability, drawing on extensive knowledge and experience gained as head of accountancy policy at the Charity Commission in… read more »

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