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 »

Questions and Answers related to the governance review

Q: How did this report come about? Who originated the suggestion for the report? The report was commissioned jointly by Wikimedia UK and the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) in October 2012 following community discussions about conflicts of interest concerning Wikimedia UK, specifically relating to the management of wiki-based outreach initiatives, including QRpedia, Monmouthpedia, and Gibraltarpedia. You… read more »

John Byrne stands down as the Treasurer and a trustee of Wikimedia UK

John Byrne has decided to stand down as the Treasurer and a trustee of Wikimedia UK. His resignation coincides with the end of our financial year. John said: “Today I’m announcing, with regret, my resignation from the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia UK. I hope to pursue Wikimedia-related employment opportunities in the near future, and… read more »

Community Consultation on Wikimedia UK Governance

This post was written by Keith Smith from Compass Partnership As indicated in a previous Wikimedia UK blog post we as Compass Partnership have been invited by the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK to review Wikimedia UK governance, and in particular the  management by the board of any potential conflicts of interest. We have been asked to make… read more »

A message from the Wikimedia UK Board

Wikimedia UK’s Board of Trustees met on Tuesday 8 October to discuss recent events, review strategy and evaluate where we want to be in the future. Following the meeting, and subsequent discussions, the Board wishes to make the following statement: “It has been almost a year since Wikimedia UK achieved charitable status. This is a… read more »