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Angela Beesley Starling

Angela Beesley in November 2005
Born 3 August 1977 (1977-08-03) (age 44)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Residence Sydney
Alma mater Aston University
Occupation Vice-President of Community Relations
Employer Wikia]
Known for Co-founder of Wikia; chair of the advisory board and former member of the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Spouse(s) Tim Starling (2008 – present)

Angela Beesley Starling (born August 3, 1977, in Norwich, England) is a British Internet entrepreneur. She is a co-founder of Wikia and its vice president for community relations. Involved in Wikipedia since 2003, Beesley was elected to the Board of Trustees of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation in 2004, and re-elected in 2005. During this time, she was active in editing content and setting policy, such as privacy policy, within the Foundation. She resigned from the board in July 2006.

In October 2004, Beesley founded a for-profit Wiki hosting service with Jimmy Wales called Wikia. She also sits on the advisory board of the media archive Ourmedia. Since February 21, 2006, she has been a member of the Communications Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation. She chairs the Foundation's Advisory Board. She contributed a chapter to the book Wikis: Tools for Information Work and Collaboration.

Beesley grew up in Maidstone and Colchester and has a degree in psychology. Before joining the board of the Wikimedia Foundation, she had worked at the Aston Dyslexia and Developmental Assessment Centre and the National Foundation for Educational Research, based in Berkshire.

On November 23, 2008, she married MediaWiki developer Tim Starling, and now lives in Sydney.


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