Robert Kiley is Head of Open Research at the Wellcome Trust where he is responsible for developing and implementing the open research strategy. Over the past decade, Robert has played a leading role in the implementation of Wellcome’s open access policy and initiating the development of OA journal eLife, the publishing platform Wellcome Open Research and the Europe PubMed Central repository. Since March 2019, he has also assumed the role as cOAlition S Coordinator. To help deliver the successful implementation of Plan S, Robert is seconded to cOAlition S as Head of Strategy, from 1st June 2021. Robert is a qualified librarian and is a member of the Board of Directors for ORCID.