Board Member Bios

We have a small team of board members of the foundation. Here is a bit about each of them, including declarations of any other directorships and any substantial shareholdings.

Current Board

Kate Chapman (Director) is a cofounder and Acting Executive Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), a non-governmental organization dedicated to helping support communities, governments and humanitarian responders in their utilization of OpenStreetMap in crisis response and contingency planning. Kate has worked in the geospatial industry for the past 12 years in a variety of technical positions. She joined the OpenStreetMap foundation in 2009 and was elected to the OSMF board in September 2013.

Kathleen Danielson (Director) is a community advocate for OpenStreetMap. She has been involved in the OSM community in the US for several years and strives to make OSM a more diverse and welcoming place. She spent one year on the OSM-US Foundation Board before stepping down and being elected to the OSM Foundation Board. She is a Developer Advocate at Mapzen.

Henk Hoff (Director) is a freelance IT consultant. He lives in the Netherlands. Henk discovered OSM in the spring of 2006 and is an active contributor as mapper and speaker. He joined the OSMF board in 2008.

Other directorships held: GlobePlotter bv

Oliver Kühn (Director) is co-founder of skobbler (now TeleNav), a company building software solutions based on OpenStreetMap. He has been working in the digital mapping industry for the last 6 years while his expertise is rather on the commercial than the technical side. He joined the OpenStreetMap Foundation in 2009 and has been elected as member of OSMF board in August 2010.

Other directorships held: skobbler GmbH, Germany (now Telenav)

Dermot McNally (Director) was voted onto the board at the 2011 AGM.

Frederik Ramm (Director) is a long-time OSM contributor and coder of editors and utilities, co-author of the first ever OpenStreetMap book, founder and acting director of Geofabrik, and an active participiant on most OSM mailing lists and help forums. He was voted onto the board at the 2012 AGM. He lives in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Other directorships held: Managing Director, Geofabrik GmbH; Member of the Board of Directors, FOSSGIS e.V.

Paul Norman (Director) joined the board in 2014. He develops and maintains key parts of rendering software. As well as being a developer he works map styles and cartography and tracking and resolving edits with problems in OpenStreetMap. He works for CartoDB as a software developer.