Steven Hall is managing director of IOP Publishing. He has worked in academic publishing since 1978, holding senior positions at Chadwyck-Healey, ProQuest, Blackwell and Wiley-Blackwell before joining IOP Publishing in 2010.
He has served on the boards of Crossref and the International Association of STM Publishers, including as chair of the latter. He is a member of the UUK Open Access Coordination Group and chairs its working group on the efficiency of open access publishing processes. He was a member of the Finch working group in the UK which considered how access to scholarly publications could be expanded still further and he writes and speaks regularly at library and publishing conferences on open access and the role that publishers play in scholarly communications.