User:Richard Symonds (WMUK)
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Office and Development Manager, Wikimedia UK
Staff member from January 2012 to August 2016.
I grew up just outside Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands. I've been a Wikipedia volunteer since 2004, when I lived in Wales, and became a Wikipedia administrator in 2007, when I lived in the West Midlands. I'm a regular sight at London Wikimeets, and I was elected to the English Wikipedia 'Arbitration Committee' in 2011, before standing down after one year to take up a paid job at Wikimedia UK in January 2012. I'm married to another Wikipedian, Panyd. I've worked for several public sector organisations in a variety of administrative and regulatory roles, and served in the Royal Naval Reserve for several years.