[Foundation-l] Welcome Sue !

Florence Devouard anthere at anthere.org
Wed Jun 27 19:48:55 UTC 2007

Dear Wikimedians,

Please join me in welcoming Sue Gardner to the Wikimedia Foundation. Sue 
joins us today as a consultant and special advisor to the Wikimedia 
Board of Trustees.

Sue’s arrival is an important step for Wikimedia as we continue to 
evolve as an organization. We want to ensure sustainability and 
reliability, as well as set the stage for future growth: Sue’s role is 
to help us do that. She is well-suited to the job: she’s 
consensus-oriented (which as we know is important in an organization 
like ours), and she has experience leading change and managing 
transitions like the one we’re facing. She is sympathetic to our goals 
and values, and also has some experience with collaborative projects.

Sue will be responsible for assessing and improving all aspects of the 
Foundation’s operations. This means she’ll be taking a look at how we do 
things today –everything from staffing to fundraising to financial 
controls– and recommending improvements.

Sue comes to us from CBC.CA, the website of Canada’s national public 
broadcaster, and that country’s largest and most popular news site. 
Under her leadership as Senior Director there, CBC.CA more than doubled 
its audience size, and won dozens of international awards. Prior to 
running CBC.CA, she was a journalist for 10 years, writing for magazines 
and newspapers, and making documentaries and talk programming for media 
companies such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British 
Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio.

Please join me in welcoming her.

Florence Devouard
Chair Wikimedia Foundation

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