The Wikimedia Foundation may setup a transition team to help with identifying and assisting with the transition of a new Executive Director for the Foundation.
To date, the Foundation has created these teams to help with Executive Director transitions:
- Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Transition Team 2013, created 2013 to find a successor for Sue Gardner;
- Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Transition Team 2016, created 2016 to find a successor for Lila Tretikov.
- Wikimedia Foundation Chief Executive Officer Transition Team 2021, created 2021 to find a successor for Katherine Maher.