It is with some sadness that I write to let you know that I have moved on
to pastures new, and finished working for Wikimedia UK in the middle of
September. I am sorry that I didn't write sooner but have been away on a
much needed holiday.
Over the last three and a half years I have had the pleasure and privilege
to work with some incredible people, both staff and volunteers. Being able
to support the free and open knowledge movement in a professional capacity
has been exciting, tiring, empowering, stressful, and the most incredible
experience of my professional life.
Being able to make a contribution to this movement, for which I care
deeply, has been an honour. I will continue to be involved as a volunteer,
in the realms of communications, policy and advocacy.
There are too many people who have made such a positive impact on me
personally and professionally to be able to name and thank them all
individually. However, I do want to say a special thanks to my outstanding
colleagues at Wikimedia UK who are the most talented and hard working group
of people I have ever worked with. I want to also thank the volunteers and
staff I have worked with closely over the years as Head of External
Relations, especially in the areas of movement communications, campaigning,
educational & IP policy, and digital democracy.
I've been lucky enough to meet, and work with, many smart and thoughtful
people outside our movement and I hope that I've made a strong enough case
for free and open knowledge for them to remain involved in this mission.
I'd love to continue to hear from you all so do feel free to email me –
stevie.d.benton(a)gmail.com – or find me on Twitter or LinkedIn and thank you
all once again for an amazing three and a half years.
With thanks and regards,
Head of External Relations
+44 (0) 20 7065 0993 / +44 (0) 7803 505 173
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