[Foundation-l] [Announcement] Executive director

Florence Devouard anthere at anthere.org
Sat Feb 3 21:47:48 UTC 2007

After eight months in the position of interim Executive Director, Brad 
Patrick will be resuming his other role as General Counsel exclusively. 
Due to the volume of work and need to move forward with a permanent 
solution for the ED role, the Board is focusing on retaining an 
executive search firm to conduct the search for a new ED. 

In the coming weeks, the Board will be working directly 
with staff on priority issues (see next announcement on the matter).

Brad has done a great deal to help the Foundation move forward in such 
areas as governance, technology and contracting, audit, hiring, and many 
other things. With the conclusion of the fundraiser and the immediate 
financial future of the Foundation secure, now is the time to look ahead 
to the selection of a new Executive Director to manage the operations of 
the Foundation. This will enable Brad to focus on developing the role of 
General Counsel, and addressing a backlog of complex legal questions the 
Foundation faces moving forward.

Florence Devouard
Wikimedia Foundation Chair

* http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2007-February/027477.html Announcement concerning the selected firm
* http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2007-January/027269.html (explanation of the differences between CEO, COO and Board)

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