Board Meeting Minutes, January 2014

A meeting of the board of directors of the Open Knowledge Foundation was held at the Mozilla Offices, London on Tuesday 14th January 2014.

Introductions and Apologies

  • Board (in person): Karin Christiansen, Paula Le Dieu
  • Board (online): Tom Cobbold, James Casbon, Chris Marshall
  • Management team: Laura James, Rufus Pollock


  • Martin Tisné, Jane Silber


The minutes of the previous board meeting were approved.

Organization Metrics

A new iteration of the organizational metrics were presented and reviewed. It was agreed to review and update the metrics monthly or quarterly (depending on metric).

Finances and Year End

The Finance Group reported that we are now very close to finalizing year-end and will hope to submit in next few weeks. There was a general update and discussion of finances.

Org Chart

The updated org chart was presented (it has now been some time since the last formal revision). There were no large changes but some “tidying”. Most significant change was around explicit designation of “Senior Management Team”. Discussed possibility of a change of role title for Rufus Pollock to “President” to separate from Laura James as CEO.

Risk Register

The updated Risk Register was reviewed. Will continue to review and update on a regular basis.