WMF Board of Trustees announce restructure details

Earlier today Jan-Bart de Vreede, the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees announced some significant changes to how our Foundation’s Board is structured – including details about length of terms for serving and how the Board appoints roles internally.

These changes stem from discussions that took place during the Board’s first meeting in our new San Francisco offices in April 2008. A Q&A, diagram, and the original announcement from Jan-Bart are available to help describe the changes.

Some of the significant elements of the restructure:

  • there are now four ‘specific expert’ seats
  • a ‘community founder’ seat has been established
  • the chapters can now select two seats as well.
  • with the three community-elected, that brings the total to ten seats

I’m sure we’ll hear more in the coming months as the board gets closer to its full roster of seats. I suspect this was a pretty big task for the Board to bring about. We’ll be looking forward to seeing the results!

Jay Walsh, Head of Communications

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