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Steven Zhang, President

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 23 November 2012 at the 2013–14 AGM.


Steven Zhang is from Melbourne and has been editing Wikimedia projects for nearly six years. On wiki, most of his activities include dispute resolution and mediation, including improving processes and helping out at the dispute resolution noticeboard, which he created. He has previously worked for the Wikimedia Foundation as a research fellow, and volunteers on the Wikimedia Grantmaking Advisory and Individual Engagement Grant committees.


Gideon Digby is a photographer from Perth and has been editing since 2005. Created the Quality image process on Commons in 2006 to recognise and improve the work of photographers providing image to Wikimedia projects. Additionally Gideon has been running editing workshops in Western Australian since 2010, and been leading the development of WikiTown projects like Freopeda.


Andrew Owens is from Perth and has been editing since 2006, writing on Western Australian topics as well as politics, local government and urban geography. He is also secretary of the Mathematics Association of WA, and ran Wiki Takes Joondalup in late 2011.


Michael Billington

Ordinary members

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.

Pru Mitchell

Robert Myers is from the Riverina region of New South Wales and has been contributing to English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons for over six years. Most of his time is spent on taking and uploading photographs for Wikimedia Commons, which are uploaded under a free-use license.


You can write to the committee at

Any committee member can be individually contacted at (e.g. for Jane Doe, email

History of the committee

Official observers of the committee are in italics.

Term Time in office President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Ordinary Members
6 23 November 2013 – present[1] Steven Zhang Gideon Digby Andrew Owens Michael Billington[2] 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 Zhang, Charles Gregory
17 March – 18 July 2013 Craig Franklin vacant Graham Pearce John Vandenberg Kerry Raymond, Steven Zhang, Charles Gregory
25 November 2012 – 17 March 2013 John Vandenberg Graham Pearce Charles Gregory Craig Franklin Kerry Raymond, Steven Zhang
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
Interim 20 May 2008 – 11 January 2009 Stephen Bain, Daniel Bryant, Nathan Carter, Sarah Ewart, Charles Gregory, Brianna Laugher, John Vandenberg
  1. committee structure changed to 4 officers and 4 general members at the 2012 AGM
  2. 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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