Declarations of Interest

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All Wikimedia UK trustees are bound by the charity's Conflict of Interest Policy, the purpose of which is to ensure that all decisions and decision-making processes are, and are seen to be, free from personal bias and that they do not unfairly favour any trustee, committee member, or any associated person or organisation.

This page documents the declarations of interest that the current trustees have made, as required by that that policy. Older records may be found on the archive page.

Where there is - very exceptionally - an overriding need for a particular interest to be kept confidential having due regard to the charity's commitment to transparency, it is recorded privately on the office wiki, and details are sent in confidence to other trustees and to the chief executive. A conflicted trustee who is unable to disclose a relevant interest to fellow trustees and to the chief executive must step down from the board.

At the beginning of every board meeting and board committee meeting members are asked to disclose any conflict or potential conflict that may exist with respect to any item on the agenda. The minutes will record any such declarations, and the manner in which any conflict was handled.


Alex Ashby

I have a range of company directorships in the UK and EU, all of which are for marketing or related companies and none of which present a conflict of interest with my role as a Trustee of Wikimedia UK. I am also on the Board expert panel advising Accounting 4 Sustainability (a Prince’s trust charity). Added by Lucy Crompton-Reid on behalf of Alex Ashby LucyCrompton-Reid (WMUK) (talk) 13:40, 13 November 2023 (GMT)

Caroline Ball

I have no conflict of interests to register (confirmed on behalf of Caroline Ball by Lucy Crompton-Reid)

Adrian Beidas

I have no conflict of interests to register.

Sangeet Bhullar

I am the founder and Director of WISE KIDS a small non-profit company I set up in 2002 whose aim is to provide training, consultancy, research and resource development to promote digital literacy, digital well-being and digital citizenship for young people, parents/carers, and professionals like teachers, youth workers, librarians, police, CAMHS staff and children’s services.

In this role, I regularly deliver talks, workshops and training programmes (paid and unpaid), and in some of these, I speak about and promote open education resources and tools.

Current Directorships and Committees

I am currently a Trustee for Compassionate Mental Health. I am also a member of the Welsh Government Advisory Board on Digital Inclusion. I am also a member of the advisory committee for Stop It Now Wales. WISE KIDS is also an associate member of UKCIS (UK Council for Internet Safety).

I am not a member of any political party.

I am not aware of any conflicts of interest. If something did arise, I will declare this to the Board, and recuse myself from Board discussions as appropriate.

Mark Cruickshank

I have no conflict of interests to register (confirmed on behalf of Mark Cruickshank by Lucy Crompton-Reid)

Monisha Shah

I am not affiliated to any political party.

Board memberships:  

  • Board Member of Office for Students
  • Chair of the Queen’s Counsel Appointments Panel
  • Member of Ofcom’s Content Board
  • Senior independent member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UKRI
  • Trustee of the Royal Collection Trust


  • Chair of Caterham School
  • Trustee of the Art Fund

Should any potential conflict of interest or loyalty arise I will make this known.

Sarvesh Ramachandran

I have no conflict of interests to register.

Sammy Tarling

I am a software engineer on the Community Tech team at the Wikimedia Foundation. I do not hold any decision making roles within the Wikimedia Foundation. — TheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 13:03, 20 September 2023 (BST)

Rod Ward

I have no conflict of interests to register .Rodw (talk) 17:18, 30 March 2021 (BST)

Vivian Wineman

I have no conflict of interests to register (confirmed on behalf of Vivan Wineman by Lucy Crompton-Reid)


Staff declarations of interests, should any occur, will be dealt with directly by the Chief Executive and may be recorded here as appropriate. The Chief Exec's interests are recorded here by default.

Lucy Crompton-Reid, Chief Executive

  • Former employers: Apples and Snakes, House of Lords, Arts Council England, Refugee Council, Arts & Business, National Theatre, The Space
  • Political affiliation: No current political affiliations.
  • Voluntary roles: Trustee/Director of The Audience Agency; Trustee/Director of Visible Theatre; member of the British Library Advisory Council

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