Committee

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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 11 October 2015 at the 2015 AGM.

Committee

Gideon Digby

President

Gideon Digby

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.

Email: gnangarra@wikimedia.org.au

Pru Mitchell

Vice-President

Pru Mitchell

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.

Email: pru.mitchell@wikimedia.org.au

Andrew Owens

Secretary & Treasurer

Andrew Owens

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.

Email: andrew.owens@wikimedia.org.au

Charles Gregory

Charles Gregory

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. This is his fifth term on the committee. He also handles the chapter's social media channels.

Email: charles.gregory@wikimedia.org.au

Robert Myers

Robert Myers

Robert Myers is from the Riverina region of New South Wales and has been contributing to English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons for over seven 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 NSW RFS volunteer.

Email: robert.myers@wikimedia.org.au

Steven Crossin

Steven Crossin

Steven Crossin 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 Individual Engagement Grants committee.

He has been on the committee since 2012, and served as its President for the 2013-2015 period.

Email: steven.crossin@wikimedia.org.au


Tom Hogarth

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.

Email: tom.hogarth@wikimedia.org.au



Contact

You can write to the committee at committee-at-wikimedia.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
8 11 October 2015 – present Gideon Digby Pru Mitchell Andrew Owens Andrew Owens[1] Charles Gregory, Robert Myers, Steven Crossin[2] Tom Hogarth[3]
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[4] Steven Crossin Gideon Digby Andrew Owens Michael Billington[5] 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. co-opted to the committee as ordinary member 2 November 2015
  4. committee structure changed to 4 officers and 4 general members at the 2012 AGM
  5. 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.

See also