Dear all,

We have posted two items on the Wikimedia UK blog today, one announcing the appointment of Saad Choudri as a co-opted Trustee, the other announcing the resignation of Roger Bamkin.

The text of the statements is as follows, and they can also be seen online at:

Best regards,



Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Saad Choudri to its Board of Trustees. This appointment is effective from 19 September 2012.

Saad brings a wealth of skills and experience to the Board. He is a practising solicitor in the video games industry and has offered legal advice pro bono in the past. He is a member of the Law Society, and stood as a candidate in this year’s Trustee election, where over half of the membership voted for him. You can see his candidate statement and his answers to candidate questions from that election.

We welcome Saad to the Board and very much look forward to working with him.


Wikimedia UK would like to announce that Roger Bamkin has stepped down as a Trustee.

“Roger’s energy and enthusiasm has been central to the establishment of Wikimedia UK as a registered charity, our outreach programme, and to many other aspects of our work. QRpedia, one of his creations, is now in use in dozens of museums and galleries worldwide,” said Chris Keating, Chair of Wikimedia UK.

“Roger has always conducted himself with openness and honesty with regards to his business interests, which the Board greatly appreciates. However we have reached the decision together that it is best if Roger steps back from the Board, and thus the Board has accepted his resignation. I look forward to working with Roger in future.”

The constitution of Wikimedia UK allows the Board to co-opt a Trustee to fill Roger’s place until the next AGM when elections will be held, and we will update the community about our intentions about filling this vacancy in due course.

Chris Keating
Trustee, Wikimedia UK

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