Finance, Sustainability & Legal Committee

Ronan Deazley

Ronan Deazley is the Professor of Copyright Law at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of a number of books and articles concerning the history and theory of copyright law, including: On the Origin of the Right to Copy: Charting the Movement of Copyright Law in Eighteenth Century Britain (1695-1775) (Hart Publishing, 2004) and Re-Thinking Copyright: History, Theory, Language (Edward Elgar, 2006 and 2008). Ronan is also the UK national editor for an AHRC-funded digital resource Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), which examines the history of copyright in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and the US; and is the Founding Director of CREATe, the RCUK-funded Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. He is committed to open access in the humanities. 


Eelco Ferwerda

Eelco Ferwerda is director of the OAPEN Foundation since 2011. Before that he managed OAPEN as EU-funded project at Amsterdam University Press. OAPEN promotes Open Access for scholarly monographs and builds a collection of Open Access books through the OAPEN Library. Ferwerda joined Amsterdam University Press in 2002 as Publisher of Digital Products. Before joining AUP, he worked in various new media subsidiaries at the former Dutch newspaper publisher PCM, lastly as Manager Business Development for PCM Interactive Media. Ferwerda is co-founder of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP, 2010) and of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB, 2012).

Twitter: @eferwerda

Daniel Goldberg

Daniel S. Goldberg is an attorney, an intellectual historian of medicine, and a public health ethicist. He took his B.A. in philosophy from Wesleyan University, his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, and his Ph.D in the medical humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He works on a variety of issues in public health ethics, history, and law, including the social determinants of health, health inequities, stigma, medical & scientific imaging, and chronic pain.  


Twitter: prof_goldberg

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson (MSc, ACA) is Director of Research Consulting and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Rob began his career with KPMG, the international professional services firm, where he worked with higher education institutions in both the UK and New Zealand. He then moved to the University of Nottingham as Head of Research Operations, with responsibility for oversight of the University’s portfolio of externally funded research. Rob played a leading role in developing the University’s policies, processes and systems for managing open access, and also served as Company Secretary for two University commercialisation companies. On leaving the University of Nottingham in early 2013, Rob founded Research Consulting, providing a professional consultancy service to clients in the higher education, healthcare and academic publishing sectors. He now supports a wide range of organisations in professionalising their approach to the management of research, and is an advisor to the Copyright Clearance Center on the needs of academic institutions and authors in relation to open access.


Twitter: @rschconsulting

Caren MIlloy

Caren Milloy joined JISC Collections in 2003 and has negotiated a wide range of licence agreements for digital content on behalf of UK universities and managed several innovative and world leading projects. As Head of Projects, she manages an extensive portfolio of projects to research changes in user behaviours, pilot new business models, create new tools and to develop new consortia licensing models to support UK higher and further education. Her management of the JISC national e-books observatory, which analysed use of e-books in higher education and the impacts on publisher’s business models has led to her being a respected expert on e-books in education. In the area of open access, Caren has worked on several studies including one evaluating Open Access Fees and hybrid journals and is currently managing the OAPEN-UK project, which is exploring open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Caren is also working to pilot new licensing models for e-textbooks and continues to lead the development of the JISC eCollections service


Twitter: @carenmilloy

Sanford G. Thatcher

Sanford G. Thatcher spent twenty years as Director of Penn State University Press. His twenty-two year career earlier at Princeton University Press, culminating in his appointment as Editor-in-Chief in 1985, resulted in the acquisition of over 800 titles. Along the way he gained expertise in copyright law and served as a member of the Copyright Committee of both the Association of American University Presses (which he chaired for twenty-one years) since 1972 and the Association of American Publishers since 1974, as a member of the Association for Copyright Enforcement from 1986 to 1995 (overseeing the landmark suit against Texaco), and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Copyright Clearance Center since 1992, the same year he joined the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing where many of his writings on copyright and the publishing industry have appeared. In February 2007 the AAUP released its Statement on Open Access, which he drafted.