Florence Nibart-Devouard serves as one of the elected representatives to the Board since june 2004, and is the current Chair of the Board. She was elected by the Board to this position on October 21, 2006.
Florence was born in Versailles (France). She grew up in Grenoble, and has been living since then in several French cities, as well as Antwerp in Belgium and Tempe in Arizona.
She is a engineer in Agronomy (ENSAIA) and also holds a DEA in Genetics and biotechnologies (INPL). She has been working in public research, first in flower plant genetic improvement, and second in microbiology to study the feasability of polluted soil bioremediation. She was employed until recently in a French firm, to conceive decision-making tools in sustainable agriculture. She joined the Wikipedia adventure in February 2002 and is known as a contributor under the pseudonym Anthere.
Florence is 38, and lives in Clermont Ferrand with her husband Bertrand and her three children, Anne-Gaëlle aged eight, William ten and Thomas newborn.