IOP Publishing’s Board of Directors
David Delpy, Chair of IOP Publishing’s Board and Honorary Treasurer, Institute of Physics
Professor David Delpy is Emeritus Professor of Medical Photonics in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at University College London (UCL). He spent 35 years at UCL developing techniques for the physiological monitoring of infants and adult patients. He is best known for developments of NIR Spectroscopy and Imaging of brain oxygenation. Many companies have marketed devices developed by him and his team.
In 2007 he left UCL to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, stepping down in 2014. He was then Chair of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council from 2014 to 2017 and Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board for the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme from 2014 to 2019.
He is currently a member of the Home Office Science Advisory Council and Honorary Treasurer at IOP. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Academy of Medical Sciences and is a member of many advisory committees for universities, professional institutes and national academies.
Antonia Seymour, Chief Executive, IOP Publishing
Antonia has been at the helm of IOP Publishing since March 2021 having previously been Publishing Director.
As one of the world’s leading learned society publishers, IOPP’s mission is to deliver impact, recognition, and value to the scientific community.
Antonia is committed to increasing access, transparency and inclusivity across the physical sciences and has nearly 30 years of STM publishing experience connecting business strategy and execution to deliver growth and transformation.
She is currently President of the Publishers Association.
Before joining IOP Publishing in 2018, Antonia worked for Wiley and before that Blackwell Publishing, in a number of Senior Executive roles managing portfolios in Science, Health, Social Science and Humanities across markets and product types.
Tom Grinyer, Group Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Physics
Tom Grinyer joined Institute of Physics in June 2022 as Group Chief Executive Officer. The IOP is the sixth membership organisation he has worked for in the past 25 years and the third as Chief Executive. He joined the IOP from the British Medical Association (BMA), where he was Group Chief Executive; during that time he led the organisation through the Covid-19 pandemic and restructured the BMA with a particular emphasis on membership engagement and experience.
Prior to moving to the BMA, Tom led the Royal College of Anaesthetists, which grew substantially under his leadership, and before this was Executive Director of Strategy, Communications and Policy at the Royal College of Physicians, England’s oldest medical royal college, where he was also interim Chief Executive and introduced the organisation’s first ever strategy in its 500-year history.
Oliver Callaghan, Chief Financial Officer, IOP Publishing
Oliver Callaghan joined the Board as Finance Director in 2015, having started at IOPP in 2003. He is Director of IOP Publishing’s global entities in the UK, USA, China, India and Russia. Prior to being appointed to the Board, Oliver held several senior management roles in the business, including Group Financial Controller for The Institute of Physics and Financial Controller for IOP Publishing.
His professional interests outside of IOP Publishing include working as a tutor on ALPSP training courses for finance, business and strategy. He is a professional development mentor for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Treasurer, Trustee and Non-Executive Director for a Bristol media charity that, amongst other things, runs a “pop-up” furniture factory.
Oliver is a qualified Accountant, has a Degree in Management and in 2018 competed the Ashridge Advanced Management Programme.
Miriam Maus, Chief Publishing Officer, IOP Publishing
As Chief Publishing Officer at IOP Publishing (IOPP), Miriam is responsible for the creation and delivery of the organisation’s publishing and researcher engagement strategy.
Working with a global team of publishing and marketing professionals, Miriam ensures that IOPP’s publishing activities deliver trusted content of high quality and that the organisation takes a leadership role in publishing ethics and integrity, inclusive and transparent publishing practices and that the power of technology is harnessed to improve the publishing experience for all involved.
During her 25 years in academic publishing Miriam has created strategies, developed business opportunities and led diverse teams through periods of change and growth. Prior to joining IOPP, Miriam worked for Blackwell Publishing and Wiley in a range of senior leadership roles, until January 2021 as Vice President and Managing Director, Editorial Management.
Miriam is a member of the STM Board, the global industry body for scholarly communications and a Trustee for the New Phytologist Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting research in plant biology. In addition, she has served on Research4Life’s Executive Council since 2019, advising on strategic and operational issues.
Andy Macdonald, Chief People Officer, IOP Publishing
Andy Macdonald joined IOP Publishing in January 2023. He was previously Group HR Director at Jisc, where he led its first people strategy with a specific focus on a programme looking at ‘the future of work’. Andy also led the development of a ‘One Jisc Culture’, founded on powerful guiding principles which are shaping the organisation’s identity.
Andy is a fellow of the CIPD, with 30 years of experience. His career has spanned HR leadership roles across several sectors internationally, including financial services, telecoms, technology and medical services in both private and not-for-profit organisations.
Adam Sewell, Chief Technology Officer, IOP Publishing
Adam Sewell joined IOP Publishing in February 2023. He was previously Chief Technology Officer at Metropolis, a group that specialises in business and consumer media and discount programmes. Prior to joining Metropolis, he was Chief Information Officer at the Copyright Licensing Agency from 2012, and Associate Director for Business Systems at Nature Publishing Group from 2001. He began his career in IT at Lane Clark and Peacock, a firm of Consulting Actuaries. Adam has a BEng in Telecommunications from Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London.
Julian Wilson, Chief Sales Officer, IOP Publishing
Julian Wilson joined IOP Publishing in October 2020 as Sales and Marketing Director.
He was previously at John Wiley & Sons Ltd where he spent 15 years and held a variety of senior sales positions. He has extensive experience of leading sales teams across a wide range of products and markets, most recently as Wiley’s Europe, Middle East and Africa sales director responsible for library sales growth across the region.
KitPing Au-Yeung, Independent Non-Executive Director
KitPing Au-Yeung has 28 years of global experience with different multinational corporations in the textile and hospitality industries. She has held various senior leadership positions, worked and lived in Hong Kong, China, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. KitPing has over two decades of board experiences as an executive and non-executive director for commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
She is an internationally certified Transformative and Results Coach, Neuro Change Practitioner, NLP Coach and Practitioner.
KitPing is now the Founder & CEO of UTransform Life and Business Limited, a purpose-driven organisation to inspire and support transformative changes in businesses and individuals.
Philip Carpenter, Independent Non-Executive Director
Philip Carpenter is a Board member and Adviser in the areas of Publishing and Higher Education. Besides his role as a Non-Executive Director of IOP Publishing, he is Pro-Chancellor of the University of York and a member of the University Council. In addition he advises the board of Kortext Ltd., the UK’s leading digital platform for student learning materials.
Philip’s most recent publishing experience was as Executive Vice President, Research at John Wiley, where he was responsible for the company’s global journals publishing and for related digital services for the research community. Prior to this, he led Wiley’s publishing for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He began his publishing career at Blackwell’s, where he was Director, Academic and Science Books, prior to Wiley’s acquisition of the company.
Phil Clarke, Independent Non-Executive Director
Phil Clarke is a Board member and Business advisor, working across several sectors. He is a Non-Executive Director at Riverford Organic Limited and an Independent Governor at De Montford University. Alongside these roles, Phil is also Business advisor to a number of smaller high growth businesses.
In his Executive career, Phil was Chief Operating Officer at The White Company responsible for Finance, I.T., Supply Chain and Business Change. He was also CFO at Ann Summers and Group CFO of the Selfridges Group.
Kersty Drinkwater, Independent Non-Executive Director
Kersty Drinkwater is an IOPP Board member and Business Advisor, and also sits on the IOP Audit and Risk Committee. Beyond her role as a Non-Executive for the IOPP and IOP, Kersty is the Group Director of Audit & Risk for Kingfisher plc, a FTSE 100 retail Group.
Her executive career includes roles in both professional services and industry. She has been a partner in PwC LLP and EY LLP, advising organisations across a broad range of sectors on how to effectively identify, manage and assure their key risks. Previously she has held risk and audit senior leadership roles in BP and G4S.
Kersty also chairs the Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committee for St Peters College, Oxford. Prior to this she was a member of the Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Committee for Oxford University.
Martin Freer, IOP Vice President of Science and Innovation, Trustee Non-Executive Director
Professor Martin Freer is a nuclear physicist, and Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) at the University of Birmingham. He is also Director of the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA), which comprises eight internationally-renowned Midlands universities which are part of the Midlands Innovation partnership, together with the British Geological Survey.
Martin is former Director of the Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research, which he established in 2010. He has overseen the development of the BEI, helped establish Energy Capital and has co-led the establishment of the joint University of Birmingham–Fraunhofer Germany research platform. He led the development of the Birmingham Energy Innovation Hub and the co-development of Tyseley Energy Park in Birmingham.
In 2015 he co-led the BEI Commission “Doing Cold Smarter” chaired by Lord Teverson, and in 2012 he led the Policy Commission “Future of Nuclear Energy in the UK” chaired by Lord Hunt, he co-led the Policy Commission with Sir David King which saw the creation of Energy Innovation Zone in the West Midlands and in 2020 published a report on The Road to Low-Carbon Heat with the CBI chaired by Lord Billimoria. His main research area is the study of the structure of light nuclei, using nuclear reactions. He received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize, Humboldt Foundation, in 2004 and the Rutherford Medal in 2010
Eefke Smit, Independent Non-Executive Director
Eefke Smit is Managing Director of the International Publishers Rights Organisation, which represents international STEM publishers in the collection and repartition of copyright fees. For many years she served as the Director of Standards and Technology for STM, the International Association of STM Publishers, to coordinate activities for STM members in the areas of technology developments and standards. Part of this were the annual STM Trends forecast, initiatives on research data, seamless access and authentication, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Preservation.
Eefke has been active in academic and professional publishing for more than 35 years (in physics, mathematics, computer science) and in electronic product development (Scopus, ScienceDirect). She holds a masters’ degree in public administration and started her working life as a writer/ journalist on research and technology (in NRC Handelsblad).