Ross Mounce is Director of Open Access Programmes at Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. He was previously a postdoc at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge where he researched the role of botanic gardens in ex-situ conservation of threatened species. He is also a Software Sustainability Fellow, and a Panton Fellow for open data in science. Together with Daniel Mietchen and Lyubomir Penev he is a founding editor of the award-winning open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes. In his work on the council for the Systematics Association, he led them to sign the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), and to experiment with crowdfunding for small grants. Ross is a member of the UKSCL (Scholarly Communications Licence) group and the Subscribe to Open community.