Audit Committee

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The Audit Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation represents the Board of Trustees in its oversight of financial and accounting issues, providing advice and counsel based on the experience of Committee members in business, financial and accounting matters. It also serves as Board-level oversight of the relationship with the independent auditor (currently KPMG). Audit Committee members serve one-year terms, typically beginning in June or July of each year. The Audit Committee may include representatives from the community, advisory board, or other outside advisers.

The Audit Committee can be contacted privately at Public feedback may be left on the Meta-wiki.


The 2013–2014 Audit Committee consists of:

  • Stu West (Committee Chair): Trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation since 2008
  • Samuel Klein: Trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation since 2009
  • Jimmy Wales (alternate member): Founder of the Wikimedia Foundation
  • Matt Bisanz: Matt was founding treasurer of the Wikimedia New York chapter and is an administrator and bureaucrat on the English Wikipedia and an administrator on Wikimedia Commons (User:MBisanz). His past experience includes exempt organization tax compliance with a Big Four accounting firm and federal grants reporting compliance in an educational setting. He is an financial regulation attorney in Washington, DC and lives in Bethesda.
  • Michael Snow: Michael served as Chair of the Foundation from 2008 to 2010 and has served on the Audit Committee since 2008. He has been an editor since 2003 and created the Wikipedia Signpost. He is an attorney and lives in the Seattle area.
  • Jan-Bart de Vreede (observer): Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board, ex officio
  • Sue Gardner (observer): Foundation Executive Director, ex officio

Past committee membership can be found in the committee archive.


Starting in 2013, meeting minutes are published after each meeting.

See also