Steering Group

The OAPEN-UK Steering Group includes representatives from the key stakeholder groups – publishers, librarians, researchers / authors, funders, JISC and JISC Collections.


  • Mark Llewellyn, director of research, AHRC
  • Ian Lyne, associate director of programmes, AHRC
  • Neil Jacobs, head of scholarly communications support, Jisc
  • Jonathan Connor, digital communications team manager, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Steven Hill, head of policy research, HEFCE
  • Simon Bell, head of strategic partnerships and licensing, British Library
  • Gabriel Egan, professor of Shakespeare studies, De Montfort University
  • Malcolm Heath, professor of Greek language and literature, University of Leeds
  • Martin Eve, senior lecturer in literature, technology and publishing, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Fytton Rowland, formerly of the department of information science, Loughborough University
  • Jill Russell, digital assets programme manager, University of Birmingham
  • Graham Stone, information resources manager, University of Huddersfield
  • Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, head of data and HSS publishing, Nature Publishing Group
  • Mark Majurey, commercial director, digital publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Anthony Cond, managing director, Liverpool University Press
  • David Barker, publishing director, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Sarah Lewis, head of commissioning, University Wales Press
  • Alison Jones, managing editor, open access, Oxford University Press
  • Eelco Ferwerda, director, OAPEN Foundation
  • Caren Milloy, deputy director, Jisc Collections (project manager)
  • Ellen Collins, research consultant, Research Information Network (research officer)

Former members

  • David House, former deputy vice chancellor, University of Brighton (chair)
  • Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER project director, COUNTER (chair)
  • Shearer West, deputy vice chancellor, University of Sheffield
  • Philip Pothen, head of communications, AHRC
  • Gary Grubb, associate director of programmes, AHRC
  • Hazel Newton, head of author services, Nature Publishing Group
  • Geraldine Billingham, ‎editorial director, journals and major reference works, Bloomsbury Academic
  • Helen Toone, digital development programme manager, Oxford University Press