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John Vandenberg, President
Graham Pearce, Vice President
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.

The current committee was elected on 25 November 2012 at the Annual General Meeting of 2012-13.


John Vandenberg manages data analysis and strategy in the Research Services Directorate at the 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 Mozilla, Open Office, Bugzilla, and Apache Portable Runtime. In 2006 he shifted focus from open source to open content, becoming an administrator on the English Wikipedia and Wikisource projects in 2007. In 2008 and 2009 he served on the interim and inaugural Wikimedia Australia committee, and served on the English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee of 2009 and 2011.

Vice president

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 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.


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.


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.

Ordinary member

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.

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.


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

Period President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Ordinary Members
Since 25 November 2012 John Vandenberg Graham Pearce Charles Gregory Craig Franklin Kerry Raymond, Steven Zhang
23 October 2012 - 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
16 April 2011 – 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
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
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

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