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January 07, 2009 | William Heath

Welcome to Jim Killock, ORG's next Executive Director

ORG is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Killock as the next Executive Director of the Open Rights Group.

Jim joins us from the Green Party, where he was External Communications Co-ordinator.

Jim was a leading figure in the campaign to elect the Green Party's first party leader, Caroline Lucas MEP. He coordinated their successful "Census Alert" campaign, which prevented the census data of UK citizens from being handled by US arms company Lockheed Martin. He also promoted campaigns on open source and other copyright and patent reform issues.

We're confident Jim is the right next Executive Director for ORG, from a very strong field of applicants.

He takes over at the end of January from Becky Hogge, who has served ORG very effectively for two successful years as its Executive Director. We all wish Becky the best of luck in her future endeavours, and are happy that she will continue to support ORG in all sorts of ways.

Jim and Becky will work closely together throughout January to ensure a smooth handover.

Welcome, Jim!

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