Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

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The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the foundation and its work, as its ultimate corporate authority.

Structure[edit]

The Board was formed in 2003 with three Trustees, and since 2008 consists of up to ten Trustees. It appoints four officers: a Chair and Vice Chair (who have to be Trustees), and a Treasurer and Secretary (who do not). The work of the board partly involves resolutions and votes. Other work is delegated to a number of committees covering matters such as Board Governance, Audit, and Human Resources.

The Board is composed of the following seats:

Contacting the Board[edit]

There is a Board noticeboard for sharing requests and recommendations. The Board can be contacted directly by either posting to the noticeboard, or by email to WMFboard@wikimedia.org. The Foundation itself can be contacted in a number of ways as outlined on their contact page.

Current members[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees questions and answers session at Wikimania 2015
Photo Name Seat Role Term ends Notes
Alice Wiegand-2.jpg Alice Wiegand (User:Lyzzy) Appointed December 31, 2016 Reappointed on August 7, 2014
Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak-2.jpg Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak (User:Pundit) Community Wikimania 2017 Appointed on July 16, 2015
Christophe Henner - June 2016.jpg Christophe Henner (User:Schiste) Affiliates Chair Wikimania 2019 Appointed on June 23, 2016
Guy Kawasaki at Wikimania 2015 - 2.jpg Guy Kawasaki Appointed December 31, 2016 Appointed on March 16, 2015
Jimmy Wales-1.jpg Jimmy Wales (User:Jimbo Wales) Founder December 31, 2018 Reappointed on November 7, 2015
Kelly Battles - January 2016 by Myleen Hollero.jpg Kelly Battles Appointed December 31, 2017 Appointed on December 9, 2015
María Sefidari - June 2016.jpg María Sefidari (User:Raystorm) Community[Notes 1] Vice Chair Wikimania 2017 Appointed to fill vacancy left by Board resolution
Nataliia Tymkiv - June 2016 - 2.jpg Nataliia Tymkiv (User:NTymkiv (WMF)) Affiliates Wikimania 2019 Appointed on June 23, 2016
Vacant Appointed Vacant as of 2016-01-27, due to a resignation announcement
Vacant Community Vacant as of 2016-04-08, due to a resignation announcement
Notes:
  1. This seat is typically filled after a nomination by volunteer community members. In 2016, the board filled a vacancy here by referencing a nominating process, but without there being a formal nomination.

Former members[edit]

From the Board Chart template:
User:Raystorm User:Phoebe User:Lyzzy User:Patricio.lorente user:Bishdatta User:Phoebe User:Sj User:Akl User:Mhalprin User:Sj User:Midom User:Wing User:Michael Snow User:Midom User:Frieda User:Stu user:anthere User:Mindspillage User:Oscar User:Mindspillage User:Eloquence User:Jan-Bart User:Angela User:Anthere User:Mdavis User:TimShell User:Jimbo Wales Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
User:NTymkiv (WMF) User:Schiste User:Raystorm User:Doc James User:Denny User:Pundit User:Guy Kawasaki User:Frieda User:Lyzzy User:Bishdatta User:Lyzzy User:Patricio.lorente User:Raystorm User:Phoebe User:Sj User:Stu User:Jan-Bart User:Jimbo Wales Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

Committees[edit]

Further reading[edit]