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 October 2017 at the 2017 AGM.
Pru Mitchell is based in Melbourne and works in the education and GLAM sectors, and is interested in furthering the objectives of Wikimedia in those areas.
Gideon Digby is a photographer from Perth and has been editing since 2005. He created the Quality image process on Commons in 2006 to recognise and improve the work of photographers providing images to Wikimedia projects. Additionally Gideon has been running editing workshops in Western Australia since 2010, and been leading the development of WikiTown projects like Freopedia.
Tom Hogarth is from Perth and has over 100,000 contributions across multiple Wikimedia projects, including activities like categorising, tagging and generally sorting content. Tom will be bringing those skills along with his experience on multiple volunteer committees in Western Australia & Tasmania.
Robert Myers is from the Riverina region of New South Wales and has been contributing to English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons for over ten years. Most of his time is spent on taking and uploading photographs for Wikimedia Commons, which are uploaded under a free-use license. He is currently studying Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design in Photography at Charles Sturt University and an volunteer for the NSW RFS.
Caddie Brain is an independent creative producer/curator based in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. In 2016 she began Wikiclub NT, a ongoing series of meet-ups update and create new pages about Northern Territory people, places and histories.
Sam Wilson lives in Fremantle, Western Australia and works as a Software Engineer for the Wikimedia Foundation. In his spare time he does things on Wikisource, and takes part in any WikiClubWest activities.
Steven Crossin is from Melbourne and has been editing Wikimedia projects for nearly ten 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.
He has previously been on the committee from 2012-2016, and served as its President for the 2013-2015 period.
Robert Whyte (born 1955, in Melbourne) is an Australian author, scientist and photographer. He is a founding co-owner and director of the Brisbane-based multimedia firm ToadShow. His editing work in Wikimedia is mostly around Brisbane and Queensland history, especially the labour movement and the arts focussing on Brisbane cultural and political activity 1970–1989 and pages associated with spiders of Australia and urban habitat restoration.
You can write to the committee at committeewikimedia.org.au.
History of the committee
Official observers of the committee are in italics.
|Term||Time in office||President||Vice President||Secretary||Treasurer||Ordinary Members|
|10||8 October 2017 – present||Pru Mitchell||Gideon Digby||Tom Hogarth||Robert Myers||Caddie Brain, Steven Crossin, Sam Wilson, Robert Whyte|
|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||Charles Gregory, Robert Myers, Steven Crossin Tom Hogarth|
|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||Steven Crossin||Gideon Digby||Andrew Owens||Michael Billington||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|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- co-opted to the committee as ordinary member 2 November 2015
- committee structure changed to 4 officers and 4 general members at the 2012 AGM
- 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.