Martin Wrigley appointed as new Executive Director of the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Wrigley as the Foundation’s new Executive Director.  Martin will be responsible for working with members and the Board to develop the future strategy and enhance the Foundation’s portfolio of open source digital preservation tools.

Martin brings over 30 years experience of working in the software industry, including software development, mobile telecoms and phone apps and over 20 years at Orange. He is the Executive Director of the not-for-profit Application Quality Alliance focussing on mobile App quality and testing standards, and Martin also holds several other Non-executive Director appointments.

Barbara Sierman, Chair of the OPF, said:

We are delighted to welcome Martin as our new Executive Director. His leadership experience, his fresh look at digital preservation and his technical background will be invaluable to achieving our mission to deliver shared solutions for effective and efficient digital preservation. We look forward to working with him to grow and develop the Foundation.”

Martin Wrigley, Executive Director of the OPF, said:

I am thrilled to be appointed Executive Director of the Open Preservation Foundation. This is an exciting time to join the organisation. OPF is the steward of open source tools including JHOVE and veraPDF, which are relied upon across the digital preservation community, and I’m looking forward to developing the roadmap and ensuring that OPF continues to deliver value to our members.”

About the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation is a global, not-for-profit, membership organisation that stewards and sustains open source tools and knowledge to deliver reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation of cultural heritage.

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