Lucy Crompton-Reid has a career in the cultural, voluntary and public sectors spanning two decades, with a strong emphasis on leading and developing participatory practice and promoting marginalised voices. As Chief Executive of Wikimedia UK since October 2015, she has led the development of a new strategy focused on eradicating inequality and bias on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, with an emphasis on the gender gap and geographic bias. In the past year Lucy has given talks on equality and diversity at the Open Data Institute, Open Source Convention and MozFest, and recently spearheaded an international partnership between Wikimedia UK, Wikimedia communities around the world and the BBC, focused on closing the gender gap on Wikipedia.
Prior to joining Wikimedia UK, Lucy was the Director and Chief Executive of literature organisation Apples and Snakes, where she led a team of 17 in the delivery of an extensive national programme, including live events, artist development and learning and participation projects, reaching 30,000 children and young people every year. Previous leadership roles include Head of Outreach and Public Engagement at the House of Lords, Director of Creative Partnerships London West at Arts Council England, and Refugee Week National Co-ordinator at the Refugee Council.
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