I have an exciting personal update to share with all of you. Today, I am
joining Quora as Chief Financial Officer. I have shared more information on
my Quora personal blog.
Once I decided to accept this role, I shared the news with Christophe as
chair of the Board and Katherine as ED, both in the interest of full
disclosure and to flag any potential conflicts of interest. Stephen LaPorte
and Michelle Paulson, as interim Secretary of the Board and Foundation’s
General Counsel, reviewed the new position and concluded there are no
existing conflicts. After reviewing the bylaws, we’re confident we can
properly manage any that may arise.
As some of you may know, Jimmy Wales has a small investment in Quora. I
was not personally aware of this during this process. As I learned of it
during the conflict of interest review, I wanted to share that information
and clarify there was no connection.
I’m very excited about this next chapter in my professional life. I
sincerely look forward to the opportunity to learn more about another
passionate community, while continuing my commitment to serve Wikimedia as
a Foundation Trustee over the years ahead. This service has been a true
honor, thank you for support.
*Member, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees*