Wikimedia Foundation board summary 2014

In 2014 the Board appointed a new Executive Director, Lila Tretikov. It passed new policies governing trademark, trademark of the "community logo," privacy, access to non-public information, and disclosure of paid editing.

It approved an Annual Plan and two rounds of recommendations from the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC). It appointed Advisory Board members and four FDC members. It recognized Wikimedia Belgium.

Jan-Bart's term was extended a year beyond what was originally expected. Alice Wiegand's appointment to complete Ana Toni's unexpired term, and also to a new term, were both opposed by Frieda Brioschi. The process for Chapter nominations to the Board of Trustees outlined in the Bylaws was amended.

Resolutions passedEdit







Board composition and governanceEdit

As of January 1, 2015, the board was:

  • Jan-Bart de Vreede (Chair)
  • Patricio Lorente (Vice Chair)
  • Phoebe Ayers
  • Frieda Brioschi
  • vacant (Bishakha Datta's term expired at the end of 2014)
  • Samuel Klein
  • Maria Sefidari
  • Jimmy Wales
  • Stu West
  • Alice Wiegand (was not re-nominated by chapters; was appointed to Ana Toni's seat upon her departure, and to a new term starting January 1, 2015.)

Governance CommitteeEdit

  • Chair: Maria Sefidari
  • Members: Patricio Lorente, Phoebe Ayers

Human Resources CommitteeEdit

  • Chair: Alice Wiegand
  • Members: Frieda Brioschi, Jan-Bart de Vreede
  • Alternates: Samuel Klein, Phoebe Ayers

Audit CommitteeEdit

  • Chair: Samuel Klein
  • Members: Stu West, Patricio Lorente

Affiliations Committee liaisonsEdit

Jan-Bart de Vreede, Alice Wiegand

Funds Dissemination Committee liaisonsEdit

Frieda Brioschi, Bishakha Datta (until the end of 2014), Maria Sefidari (starting in 2015)

Links to resolutionsEdit