2021 Annual General Meeting/Candidate Questions

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This page is for voters who would like to ask questions of the candidates for the 2021 Wikimedia UK Board elections. Candidates may choose to answer on this page, but they are not obliged to do so.

Further information on the candidates is available on 2021 Annual General Meeting/Candidate Statements.

Questions for all candidates[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

WMUK has 2 key subcommittees of the Board - the Governance Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee. In addition there are less formal working groups, for example on development/fundraising. If you join the Board, would you have the time and interest to commit to a subcommittee, which provide important support to the Board and staff?

It would be helpful to hear your thoughts in advance

Submitted by a member

Response by Rod Ward[edit | edit source]

I already serve on GovCom. This meets quarterly usually a couple of weeks before the full board meeting - a range of areas are discussed (including planning for this AGM). For the last year the meetings have been held via Zoom and generally last a couple of hours. I have time for this and have found the discussions held enable the business of the full board to run more effectively (& to time). The real time and effort in both sub-committees and the full board is reading the multiple documents (sent out a few days in advance) so that you can fully engage in the debate on a wide range of areas related to the activites of WMUK. Rodw (talk) 17:38, 7 July 2021 (BST)

Response by Richard Jenkins[edit | edit source]

I would be only too happy to serve on any subcommittee or working group I feel I can make a useful contribution to. I think it is important that Board members (or equivalent) of any organisation commit fully to their role and engage with such groups to provide the best stewardship possible. 213.205.194.241 07:13, 8 July 2021 (BST)

Response by Caroline Ball[edit | edit source]

Whilst part of me feels it would be a bit hasty and presumptuous to commit to serving on subcommittees before I've even got a handle on what the role of being a trustee involves, given this is my first time standing for election, I also know that if elected I would be 100% committed to the role and would be happy to serve in whatever capacity my talents and experience would be of benefit. It's obviously difficult to commit to anything without knowing what it would involve or how much time would be required, but I certainly bring interest and enthusiasm, so I can't see any reason why I would not wish to be involved! 217.169.14.135 13:45, 8 July 2021 (BST)

Response by Femke Nijsse[edit | edit source]

I would be happy to serve on a subcommittee if I can contribute productively. Given my background, I can see myself committing time and expertise to the governance committee, but not the Audit and Risk committee. If the board as a whole would decide to revive the education subcommittee, I would be happy to serve on that committee instead. Femke 14:16, 8 July 2021 (BST)

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Questions for individual candidates[edit | edit source]

Questions for Caroline Ball[edit | edit source]

Questions for Richard Jenkins[edit | edit source]

Questions for Julien Akodoye Manieson[edit | edit source]

Questions for Femke Nijsse[edit | edit source]

Questions for Clem Rutter[edit | edit source]

Questions for Rod Ward[edit | edit source]