Executive Director (2015 – present)
Joachim is the Executive Director of the Open Preservation Foundation. He has a long term interest in open communities, and brings nearly 10 years experience of working in cultural heritage organisations. He was Project Manager for the EU FP7 SCAPE (Scalable Preservation Environments) project from 2011-2014, overseeing the development and delivery of scalable, open source services for digital preservation. He has been involved in a number of national (German and Austrian) as well as EU funded projects, Planets and IMPACT among them.
Community Manager (2010 – present)
Becky joined the organisation in 2010, after working for The British Library on the EU Planets project. She is responsible for the Foundation’s webinars, training and events, internal and external communications, and the day-to-day running of the office. She has a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, and a degree in English Literature. Her background includes marketing and branding roles in the publishing and engineering consultancy sectors.
Technical Lead (2012 – present)
Carl is the Technical Lead for the Open Preservation Foundation, overseeing all of OPF’s technical activities. He is an experienced software engineer with a focus on software quality through testing. He is an open source enthusiast, both as a user and developer. His professional interest is using virtualisation, automation and continuous delivery techniques to improve the software development process.
Carl is leading the development team for veraPDF and is responsible for the software quality, website development and continuous integration / delivery. Before this he was responsible for OPF’s technical contribution to the SCAPE project.
Prior to joining OPF Carl worked for The British Library’s Digital Preservation Team on internal and external projects.