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[[File:John Vandenberg 2.jpg|thumb|140px|[[user:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]], President]][[File:Graham in front of mosque cropped.jpg|thumb|140px|Graham Pearce, Vice President]][[File:cfranklin.jpg|thumb|140px|[[user:Lankiveil|Craig Franklin]], Treasurer]]Wikimedia Australia is run by a committee that is elected each year at the [[AGM]]. The committee comprises four office-bearers and two ordinary members.
Wikimedia Australia is run by a committee that is elected each year at the [[AGM|Annual General Meeting]].  


The current committee was elected on 25 November 2012 at the [[Meeting:2012 AGM|Annual General Meeting of 2012-13]].
The committee comprises four office-bearers and four "ordinary" members.


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The current committee was elected on 8 August 2021 at the [[Meeting:2021 AGM|2021 AGM]]. See the list of committee members on the [[Governance]] page.
[[user:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] manages data analysis and strategy in the Research Services Directorate at the [[w:University of New England (Australia)|University of New England]].  He has a graduate diploma from the Queensland University of Technology, and has worked as a network and software engineer as well as lecturing in IT at TAFE and private colleges.


Before becoming involved in Wikimedia, John was an open-source developer, providing improvements to projects such as [[w:Mozilla|Mozilla]], [[w:Open Office|Open Office]], [[w:Bugzilla|Bugzilla]], and [[w:Apache Portable Runtime|Apache Portable Runtime]].  In 2006 he shifted focus from open source to open content, becoming an administrator on the English Wikipedia and [[w:Wikisource|Wikisource]] projects in 2007.  In 2008 and 2009 he served on the interim and inaugural Wikimedia Australia committee, and served on the [[w:Arbitration Committee (English Wikipedia)|English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee]] of 2009 and 2011.
Committee meeting minutes are recorded on the [[Tech#Wikis|Committee wiki]] initially, and then after being accepted by a subsequent meeting are posted here to the public wiki (sometimes with redactions of personally identifiable information). {{#cargo_query:
 
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[[User:Graham87|Graham Pearce]] is from Perth. He is interested in music – mostly classical – number theory, and the history and geography of Western Australia. He uses the screenreader [[w:JAWS (screen reader)|JAWS]] with a speech synthesiser to access the Internet. His contributions to the English Wikipedia – where he is an administrator – include copy-editing, article cleanups, and more substantial edits.
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[[User:Lankiveil|Craig Franklin]] works as a business analyst, focusing on statutory financial reporting, cost accounting, and business intelligence.  He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Queensland University of Technology and is studying for a Master's degree in library science and knowledge management. He has been involved in Wikimedia since 2004, creating dozens of new articles, especially on Australian history, political figures, and cricketers.
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[[User:Chuq|Charles Gregory]] has been editing the English Wikipedia since 2002, particularly focused on articles linked to his home state of Tasmania.  He is involved in Wikimedia Hobart events, including meetups and outreach/training work.  He is the chapter's representative on the Wikimedia Chapters Association Council, and also handles the chapter's social media channels.
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[[User:Steven Zhang|Steven Zhang]] is from Melbourne and has been editing Wikipedia since 2008.  Most of his activities include dispute resolution and mediation, including improving processes and helping out at the dispute resolution noticeboard, which he created.  He is also an organiser of our regular Melbourne meetups.
 
[[User:Kerry Raymond|Kerry Raymond]] is a Professor of Computer Science at Queensland University of Technology, where her main duties are in research management.  She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.  Kerry also has a range of skills in issues such as governance, strategic, financial, establishing and running large collaborative projects.
 
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==Contact==
You can write to the committee at ''{{nospam|committee|wikimedia.org.au}}''.
 
Any committee member can be individually contacted at ''{{nospam|firstname.lastname|wikimedia.org.au}}'' (e.g. for ''Jane Doe'', email ''{{nospam|jane.doe|wikimedia.org.au}}'').


==History of the committee==
==History of the committee==
Official observers of the committee are in ''italics''.
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|-
!Period
!Term
!Time in office
!President
!President
!Vice President
!Vice President
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!Ordinary Members
!Ordinary Members
|-
|-
|Since 25 November 2012
! 14
| 8 August 2021 – present
|[[User:Canley|Alex Lum]]
|[[User:TomH|Tom Hogarth]]
|[[User:AmandaSLawrence|Amanda Lawrence]]
|[[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]]
|Michael Barritt, [[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]], Bunty Avieson, Paige Wright
|-
! 13
| 13 October 2020 – 8 August 2021
|[[User:Canley|Alex Lum]]
|[[User:Caddiebrain|Caddie Brain]]
|[[User:Steven Crossin|Steven Crossin]]
|[[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]]
|[[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]], [[User:TomH|Tom Hogarth]], Jacinta Sutton, [[User:AmandaSLawrence|Amanda Lawrence]]
|-
! 12
| 25 August 2019 – 13 October 2020
|[[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]]
|[[User:Canley|Alex Lum]]
|[[User:Bidgee|Robert Myers]]
|[[User:Steven Crossin|Steven Crossin]]
|[[User:Caddiebrain|Caddie Brain]], Matthew Moore, Jacinta Sutton, [[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]].
|-
! 11
| 8 October 2018 – 25 August 2019
|[[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]]
|[[User:Gnangarra|Gideon Digby]]
|[[User:TomH|Tom Hogarth]]
|[[User:Bidgee|Robert Myers]]
|[[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]], [[User:Caddiebrain|Caddie Brain]], [[User:Steven Crossin|Steven Crossin]]<ref name="2018AGM">The AGM was held on 8 October 2018, with three ordinary committee member vacancies. Caddie Brain and Julian Singh both nominated during the 2018 AGM. Steven Crossin was co-opted after the AGM.</ref>, [[User:Julian|Julian Singh]]<ref name="2018AGM"/>.
|-
! 10
| 8 October 2017 – 8 October 2018
|[[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]]
|[[User:Gnangarra|Gideon Digby]]
|[[User:TomH|Tom Hogarth]]
|[[User:Bidgee|Robert Myers]]
|[[User:Caddiebrain|Caddie Brain]], [[User:Steven Crossin|Steven Crossin]], [[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]], Robert Whyte<ref>The AGM was held on 8 October 2017, with one ordinary committee member vacancy. On 6 November 2017, Robert Whyte co-opted to the committee as ordinary member.</ref>
|-
! 9
| 9 October 2016 – 8 October 2017
|[[User:Gnangarra|Gideon Digby]]
|[[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]]
|[[User:TomH|Tom Hogarth]]
|[[User:Bidgee|Robert Myers]]
|[[User:Caddiebrain|Caddie Brain]]
|-
! 8
| 11 October 2015 – 9 October 2016
|[[User:Gnangarra|Gideon Digby]]
|[[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]]
|[[User:Andrew Owens|Andrew Owens]]
|Andrew Owens<ref>The position of Treasurer recieved no nomination and was declared vacant at the AGM, and a call went out for applicants. No responses were received, so the Secretary assumed the Treasurer position under Section 76 of the Act on 28 October 2015, and a resolution ratifying this passed Committee on 31 October 2015.</ref>
|[[User:Chuq|Charles Gregory]], [[User:Bidgee|Robert Myers]], [[User:Steven Crossin|Steven Crossin]]<ref>The AGM was held on 11 October 2015, with two general committee member vacancies. On the 18th October, Steven Crossin was co-opted to fill one of the vacancies.</ref> [[User:TomH|Tom Hogarth]]<ref>co-opted to the committee as ordinary member 2 November 2015</ref>
|-
! 7
| 5 October 2014 – 11 October 2015
|[[User:Steven Crossin|Steven Crossin]]
|[[User:Gnangarra|Gideon Digby]]
|[[User:Andrew Owens|Andrew Owens]]
|[[User:MichaelBillington|Michael Billington]]
|[[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]], [[User:Chuq|Charles Gregory]], Craig Franklin, Kerry Raymond
|-
! 6
| 23 November 2013 – 5 October 2014<ref>committee structure changed to 4 officers and 4 general members at the 2012 AGM</ref>
|[[User:Steven Crossin|Steven Crossin]]
|[[User:Gnangarra|Gideon Digby]]
|[[User:Andrew Owens|Andrew Owens]]
|[[User:MichaelBillington|Michael Billington]]<ref>The AGM was held on 23 November 2013, but there was no nominee for Treasurer and the position was declared vacant. On 4 December 2013, Michael Billington was co-opted to fill the role.</ref>
|[[User:Bidgee|Robert Myers]], [[User:Pru.mitchell|Pru Mitchell]], [[User:Chuq|Charles Gregory]], ''Craig Franklin'', ''Kerry Raymond''
|-
! rowspan=3 | 5
|18 July – 23 November 2013
|[[User:Lankiveil|Craig Franklin]]
|[[User:Kerry Raymond|Kerry Raymond]]
|[[User:Graham87|Graham Pearce]]
|[[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]]
|Steven Crossin, ''Charles Gregory''
|-
|17 March – 18 July 2013
|Craig Franklin
|''vacant''
|Graham Pearce
|John Vandenberg
|Kerry Raymond, Steven Crossin, ''Charles Gregory''
|-
|25 November 2012 – 17 March 2013
|John Vandenberg
|John Vandenberg
|Graham Pearce
|Graham Pearce
|Charles Gregory
|Charles Gregory
|Craig Franklin
|Craig Franklin
|Kerry Raymond, Steven Zhang
|Kerry Raymond, Steven Crossin
|-
|-
|23 October 2012 - 25 November 2012
! rowspan=2 | 4
|23 October 25 November 2012
|John Vandenberg
|John Vandenberg
|Laura Hale
|[[User:LauraHale|Laura Hale]]
|Charles Gregory
|Charles Gregory
|Craig Franklin
|Craig Franklin
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|Charles Gregory, Graham Pearce
|Charles Gregory, Graham Pearce
|-
|-
|16 April 2011 – 9 October 2011
! rowspan=2 | 3
|16 April – 9 October 2011
|John Vandenberg
|John Vandenberg
|[[user:Bilby|Adam Jenkins]]
|[[user:Bilby|Adam Jenkins]]
|Anne Frazer
|Anne Frazer
|Craig Franklin
|Craig Franklin
|[[user:Orderinchaos|Andrew Owens]], Charles Gregory
|Andrew Owens, Charles Gregory
|-
|-
|9 September 2010 – 16 April 2011
|9 September 2010 – 16 April 2011
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|Andrew Owens, Charles Gregory
|Andrew Owens, Charles Gregory
|-
|-
! rowspan=3 | 2
|26 May – 19 September 2010
|26 May – 19 September 2010
|[[user:VirtualSteve|Steve Peters]]
|[[user:VirtualSteve|Steve Peters]]
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|Andrew Owens, Brian Salter-Duke
|Andrew Owens, Brian Salter-Duke
|-
|-
! 1
|11 January – 29 November 2009
|11 January – 29 November 2009
|Brianna Laugher
|Brianna Laugher
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|Sarah Ewart
|Sarah Ewart
|Brian Salter-Duke
|Brian Salter-Duke
|[[User:Cartman02au|Nathan Carter]], John Vandenberg
|[[User:Cartman02au|Nathan Carter]], John Vandenberg, ''Andrew Owens'', ''Gideon Digby''
|-
|-
|Interim (20 May 2008 – 11 January 2009)
! Interim
| 20 May 2008 – 11 January 2009
|colspan="5"|[[user:Thebainer |Stephen Bain]], [[user:Daniel‏‎ |Daniel Bryant]], Nathan Carter, Sarah Ewart, Charles Gregory, Brianna Laugher, John Vandenberg  
|colspan="5"|[[user:Thebainer |Stephen Bain]], [[user:Daniel‏‎ |Daniel Bryant]], Nathan Carter, Sarah Ewart, Charles Gregory, Brianna Laugher, John Vandenberg  
|-
|-
|}
|}
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==See also==
==See also==
* [[Public officer]]
* [[Meetings]]
* [[Meetings]]
* [[Resolutions]]
* [[Resolutions]]
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[[Category:Wikimedia Australia organisation]]
[[Category:Wikimedia Australia organisation]]
[[Category:Committees]]

Latest revision as of 01:32, 18 June 2022

Wikimedia Australia is run by a committee that is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.

The committee comprises four office-bearers and four "ordinary" members.

The current committee was elected on 8 August 2021 at the 2021 AGM. See the list of committee members on the Governance page.

Committee meeting minutes are recorded on the Committee wiki initially, and then after being accepted by a subsequent meeting are posted here to the public wiki (sometimes with redactions of personally identifiable information). The most recent meeting was on 18 April 2022.

History of the committee

Official observers of the committee are in italics.

Term Time in office President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Ordinary Members
14 8 August 2021 – present Alex Lum Tom Hogarth Amanda Lawrence Pru Mitchell Michael Barritt, Sam Wilson, Bunty Avieson, Paige Wright
13 13 October 2020 – 8 August 2021 Alex Lum Caddie Brain Steven Crossin Pru Mitchell Sam Wilson, Tom Hogarth, Jacinta Sutton, Amanda Lawrence
12 25 August 2019 – 13 October 2020 Pru Mitchell Alex Lum Robert Myers Steven Crossin Caddie Brain, Matthew Moore, Jacinta Sutton, Sam Wilson.
11 8 October 2018 – 25 August 2019 Pru Mitchell Gideon Digby Tom Hogarth Robert Myers Sam Wilson, Caddie Brain, Steven Crossin[1], Julian Singh[1].
10 8 October 2017 – 8 October 2018 Pru Mitchell Gideon Digby Tom Hogarth Robert Myers Caddie Brain, Steven Crossin, Sam Wilson, Robert Whyte[2]
9 9 October 2016 – 8 October 2017 Gideon Digby Pru Mitchell Tom Hogarth Robert Myers Caddie Brain
8 11 October 2015 – 9 October 2016 Gideon Digby Pru Mitchell Andrew Owens Andrew Owens[3] Charles Gregory, Robert Myers, Steven Crossin[4] Tom Hogarth[5]
7 5 October 2014 – 11 October 2015 Steven Crossin Gideon Digby Andrew Owens Michael Billington Pru Mitchell, Charles Gregory, Craig Franklin, Kerry Raymond
6 23 November 2013 – 5 October 2014[6] Steven Crossin Gideon Digby Andrew Owens Michael Billington[7] Robert Myers, Pru Mitchell, Charles Gregory, Craig Franklin, Kerry Raymond
5 18 July – 23 November 2013 Craig Franklin Kerry Raymond Graham Pearce John Vandenberg Steven Crossin, Charles Gregory
17 March – 18 July 2013 Craig Franklin vacant Graham Pearce John Vandenberg Kerry Raymond, Steven Crossin, Charles Gregory
25 November 2012 – 17 March 2013 John Vandenberg Graham Pearce Charles Gregory Craig Franklin Kerry Raymond, Steven Crossin
4 23 October – 25 November 2012 John Vandenberg Laura Hale Charles Gregory Craig Franklin Graham Pearce
9 October 2011 – 23 October 2012 John Vandenberg Laura Hale Anne Frazer Craig Franklin Charles Gregory, Graham Pearce
3 16 April – 9 October 2011 John Vandenberg Adam Jenkins Anne Frazer Craig Franklin Andrew Owens, Charles Gregory
9 September 2010 – 16 April 2011 John Vandenberg Adam Jenkins Sarah Ewart Craig Franklin Andrew Owens, Charles Gregory
2 26 May – 19 September 2010 Steve Peters Liam Wyatt Sarah Ewart Brian Salter-Duke Andrew Owens
9–26 May 2010 Steve Peters Liam Wyatt Sarah Ewart Steve Peters Andrew Owens, Brian Salter-Duke
29 November 2009 – 8 May 2010 Brianna Laugher Liam Wyatt Sarah Ewart Steve Peters Andrew Owens, Brian Salter-Duke
1 11 January – 29 November 2009 Brianna Laugher Liam Wyatt Sarah Ewart Brian Salter-Duke Nathan Carter, John Vandenberg, Andrew Owens, Gideon Digby
Interim 20 May 2008 – 11 January 2009 Stephen Bain, Daniel Bryant, Nathan Carter, Sarah Ewart, Charles Gregory, Brianna Laugher, John Vandenberg
  1. 1.0 1.1 The AGM was held on 8 October 2018, with three ordinary committee member vacancies. Caddie Brain and Julian Singh both nominated during the 2018 AGM. Steven Crossin was co-opted after the AGM.
  2. The AGM was held on 8 October 2017, with one ordinary committee member vacancy. On 6 November 2017, Robert Whyte co-opted to the committee as ordinary member.
  3. The position of Treasurer recieved no nomination and was declared vacant at the AGM, and a call went out for applicants. No responses were received, so the Secretary assumed the Treasurer position under Section 76 of the Act on 28 October 2015, and a resolution ratifying this passed Committee on 31 October 2015.
  4. The AGM was held on 11 October 2015, with two general committee member vacancies. On the 18th October, Steven Crossin was co-opted to fill one of the vacancies.
  5. co-opted to the committee as ordinary member 2 November 2015
  6. committee structure changed to 4 officers and 4 general members at the 2012 AGM
  7. The AGM was held on 23 November 2013, but there was no nominee for Treasurer and the position was declared vacant. On 4 December 2013, Michael Billington was co-opted to fill the role.

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