Board of Directors

Our board represents the voice of our members and plays an important role in shaping the future of the Foundation. They are elected by our members at the Annual General Meeting. Get to know our current board members below.

Meet our Board

Yannick Grandcolas

Yannick Grandcolas

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Yannick is a curator, graduate of the École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information and holds an MA in Social Sciences. He’s in charge of coordinating the digital preservation at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) since 2019. Working daily with the IT department, he aims to bring consistency in the digital preservation practices, to address the needs of the whole Library.

Micky Lindlar

Technische Informationsbibliothek (Germany)

Micky is Digital Preservation Team Lead and Technical Analyst at TIB Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology. They have been involved in digital preservation since 2009 and haven’t regretted the career choice so far. Micky’s main interests include file formats and (community driven) risk analysis.

5 - Michelle Lindlar Technische Informationsbibliothek
4 - Max Kaiser Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Max Kaiser

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austria)

Max is Head of Research and Development at the Austrian National Library (ONB). He holds an MA in Philosophy and German Literature from the University of Vienna and has been working for the Austrian National Library since 2000.

Peter May

British Library 

Peter is the Digital Preservation Technical Architect at the British Library, where he leads a team of analysts in improving the Library’s digital preservation capabilities through evidence based practices, enhancing preservation software, and exploring new technologies.

2 - Peter May (Deputy Chair) British Library
6 - Paul Stokes Jisc

Paul Stokes

Jisc (UK)

Paul is a senior co-design manager working for Jisc. He holds a Masters in Technology for Teaching and learning, a BSc in Electronics with Computing Science and is a member of the British Computing Society.

Jeffrey van der Hoeven

Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands)

Jeffrey is head of Digital Preservation at the National Library of the Netherlands (KBNL). He holds an MSc in Computer Engineering. He has been involved in digital preservation since 2003 on various topics such as emulation, storage infrastructures and the Dutch archiving solution e-Depot.

Jeffrey van der Hoeven

Remco van Veenendaal

Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)

Remco is Preservation Officer at the National Archives of the Netherlands. He holds an MA in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing and has more than 15 years of experience in working on the intersections of language, data, archives and technology, and business, education, science and government.

Sonia Ranade

The National Archives (UK)

Sonia is Head of Digital Archiving at The National Archives. She has been at The National Archives in various roles since 1998, and has been worked on digital archiving (including digital transfer, digital preservation and access to digital records) for the last 6 years. Sonia’s research interests include probabilistic description, finding and sense-making for large textual collections and statistical approaches to modelling digital preservation risk. Sonia holds a PhD in information science and a BSc in Chemistry.

Sonia Ranade Board Member