Areas of expertise

  • Organisational development
  • External relations and advocacy
  • Partnership and programme development
  • Working at the intersection of culture, education and digital

Lucy Crompton-Reid has worked in the cultural, voluntary and public sectors for 25 years, with an emphasis on leading and developing participatory practice and promoting marginalised voices. As Chief Executive of Wikimedia UK, she leads the organisation’s work to demystify and drive engagement with open knowledge; bringing together practical and policy expertise about Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. Last year, images released through Wikimedia UK’s programmes and partnerships were seen 15 billion times, with articles created or improved through the charity’s work receiving over 250 million views.

Prior to her current role, Lucy was Director of the literature organisation Apples and Snakes, where she led an extensive national programme including live events, artist development and learning and participation projects. 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. She has also worked at the National Theatre, Arts & Business and The Space, a performing arts centre on the Isle of Dogs.

Lucy is a member of the British Library Advisory Council and is a Trustee of Visible Theatre as well as The Audience Agency.

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