Thanks Roger for more than a year of service. It's disappointing to see him
finally go - his encouraging words in Bristol and Haifa last year (along
the lines of "you need balls to be cool and do outreach") was what kept me
going in my Wikimedia outreach despite all kinds of disappointment.
I'm tempted now to prefer keeping approval voting over switching to STV. It
seems that we're getting so big that we need a mechanism to determine
who'll qualify as "substitute trustees" to be co-opted into the board.
On 20 September 2012 17:57, Chris Keating <chris.keating(a)wikimedia.org.uk>wrote;wrote:
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
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
You can see his candidate
and his answers to candidate
We welcome Saad to the Board and very much look forward to working with
Wikimedia UK would like to announce that Roger Bamkin has stepped down as
“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
“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.
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