Who's Who at STM

Philip Carpenter is Interim CEO of STM. He leads the Association and has a particular focus on the continued expansion of STM’s active Open Science programme. He was formerly Executive Vice President of Wiley’s Research business and previously a member of the STM Board and an Adviser on its strategic review.

Since retiring from Wiley, Philip has held a number of non-executive roles in publishing and education.  He is Pro Chancellor of the University of York, a Director of Institute of Physics Publishing, and Adviser to the Board of Kortext, a student learning and content platform in Higher Education.



Kim Beadle is Director of Financial Administration and Operations.  She runs the office based in Oxford and oversees administration in The Hague office. Kim's main priority is to ensure that both offices run smoothly and that all her STM colleagues are kept well informed.

Kim also handles the administration of the finances both receivable and payable.  She coordinates the STM Board meetings, team meetings and several STM Committees.  She undertakes the STM Board Elections every year and handles membership administration.


Lucy Derges joined STM in December 2020 as Manager of Policy and Research. She supports STM’s work by monitoring, researching and commenting on issues of interest to our membership. Her work is particularly focused on STM’s commitment to Open Science. Lucy also gathers research from members to support advocacy work and monitors the impact of policy initiatives.  She also supports Barbara Kalumenos in representing STM’s members in the Far East.  Lucy holds a BScEcon (hons) in International Politics from Aberystwyth University and is currently completing an MA Publishing Studies with Oxford Brookes University. 


Jo Dinnage STM General Manager Events and Sponsorship joined STM in January 2008 as Events Manager. Responsible for event sponsorship and the organisation of STM events including seminars, courses, conferences, webinars, and outside exhibitions.

She negotiates with venues on meeting rooms, accommodation, audiovisual requirements, catering, reviews contracts, controls budgets, liaises with guest speakers, moderators, sponsors, and delegates throughout the duration from the briefing stage to the actual event.

More recently learning the art of the Zoom conferencing tool enabling all STM events to be held virtually.

Jo prepares and manages the content of the events web pages, coordinates promotional material, and provides onsite representation. 


Barbara Kalumenos joined STM in July 2008 as Director of Public Affairs. She holds a degree of Biology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and has been working since 1985 in leading Sales & Marketing positions for various international companies focused on scientific information including Beilstein and Elsevier where since 2006 she was Director of External Relations for the German-speaking countries.


Hylke Koers is the Chief Information Officer for STM Solutions, STM’s operational arm which develops and manages shared infrastructures and collaborative services to support the scholarly communications community. Before joining STM, Hylke worked in several senior technology and product management roles, in both private and public sector organizations, supporting the research community. Hylke also held leading roles in FAIRsFAIR, the Research Data Alliance and served on the EOSC Architecture Working Group. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Amsterdam.


Carlo Scollo Lavizzari specializes in copyright law, licensing and litigation. He is an attorney admitted to practice in Switzerland, South Africa, England and Wales. Carlo's law firm is based in Basel, Switzerland. Carlo advises STM and other publishers world-wide on copyright law, policy and legal affairs, as well as some film, record and software producers. Carlo writes articles and speaks frequently about copyright and related matters.


Matt McKay is STM's Director of Communication. He is responsible for STM's communications (both externally to our audiences and internally with STM's membership), marketing and Early Career Publishers Committee. As an award-winning strategic communications leader Matt has over 20 years’ experience leading the creation of innovative high-level communications strategies and devising impactful campaigns that have enhanced the reputation and reach of organisations.

Matt is a Fellow and past board member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations as well as an assessor for the Institute's Chartership scheme. Throughout his career he has worked across marketing communications within STM publishing, transport and engineering.


Andrea Powell acts as STM's Director of Outreach and Publisher Coordinator for the Research4Life initiative, a public-private partnership which offers free or very low cost access to scholarly books, journals and other resources for researchers and clinicians in the developing world. Some 200 publishers make their content available through Research4Life, and the other partners in the initiative are a number of UN agencies (WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO and ILO), Cornell and Yale Universities.


Andrea was previously Chief Information Officer at CABI, where she worked for over 26 years, heading up the publishing and IT operations. While at CABI she sat on the STM Board for 6 years in the designated seat for not-for-profit publishers, and was STM Treasurer for 5 of those years. She previously served as Chair of the ALPSP Association. Andrea is also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and is a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, with a Masters degree in French and Russian


Mathilde Renou is Founder of RENDEL Consulting, a consultancy specialized in providing Legal & Public Affairs and strategic advice, and Legal Consultant for Lenz Caemmerer.

Since May 2019, Mathilde is part of STM Outside Legal Counsel Team and is an experienced Copyright Legal and Digital Policy expert. Mathilde holds a LL.M in Advanced European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges.


Mark Robertson advises STM as an independent consultant.

Based in Australia, he consults on research and educational publishing across Asia Pacific. He was previously a member of the STM Board and is an active member of the STM Japan chapter.  Formerly Executive Director for Wiley in Australia and Japan and Vice President and Director of the APAC journal publishing program, he has served as a board director of the Australian Publishers Association and Copyright Agency Ltd.

In addition, Mark is the Regional Development Director for CHORUS, Vice Chair of MCERA, and a non-executive Director of Therapeutic Guidelines, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Claudia Russo joined STM as Regional Manager Public Affairs for Europe in April 2020. She is based in Brussels, and supports STM and its membership in gathering political intelligence, developing public affairs strategies and liaising with European institutions and stakeholders. Claudia had been supporting STM and other right holders organisations as an external consultant since 2018, while specialising in digital issues. She holds a Bachelor Degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Trieste and a Master’s Degree in European Public Affairs from the University of Maastricht.


Eefke Smit is STM’s Director of Standards and Technology and coordinates the activities for STM members in the areas of technology developments and standards. Part of this are the annual STM Trends forecast, initiatives on research data, seamless access and authentication, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Preservation. She coordinates the work of the STM Standards and Technology Executive Committee (STEC), and the Future Lab Forum. She organizes STM Innovations seminars in Europe and the US and series of free S&T related webinars for STM members.

Eefke represents STM in a variety of industry-wide standards organizations, projects and working groups (NISO, EOSC, SeamlessAccess, CoData, RDA, Force11 and others).

Eefke has been active in academic publishing for more than 30 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).


Joris van Rossum is STM’s director of Research Integrity since January 2021.
In his role Joris supports and coordinates STM’s research integrity and data programs - both integral components of STM’s mission to advance trusted research.
Joris van Rossum worked for several leading companies and organizations across the STM publishing space, including Digital Science and Elsevier, where he initiated and led a variety of important innovations and cross-publisher initiatives within the research and publishing ecosystem.
Joris holds a master degree in biology and a PhD in philosophy.


David Weinreich, Director of Public Affairs, Americas
David Weinreich has worked with STM to support STM's public affairs activity since 2011. In his role as Director of Public Affairs for the Americas, he provides strategic advice, messaging development, political intelligence and lobbying to help publishers communicate their positions and goals to governments throughout the Americas, with a particular focus on the US federal government.  He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Memphis, and published several articles in the mathematical literature. 

In a wide-ranging career, he has worked in K-12 education, academia, non-profit science policy and education organizations, and both the legislative and executive branch of the U.S. government.  His consulting firm, Weinreich Strategic Group, focuses on science, technology, innovation, and education policy.


Shuai Yan is STM China Consultant since November 2021. In his role, Shuai will support STM’s policy and advocacy work across China.

Shuai worked in the Journal Publishing Department of Beijing Forestry University from 1985 to 2011, starting as an assistant editor and working up to the director of the Department.

From 2011 to 2017 he worked with Tsinghua University Press as its director of Journal Publishing.

From 2017 to 2020 Shuai worked with Springer Nature Greater China as director of academic relationships (including government relations).

He had served as the president of the Society of China University Journals (CUJS), the vice president of China Periodicals Association (CPA), and the vice president of the China Editology Society for Scientific Periodicals (CESSP).

Shuai holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry economics and management and a Ph.D. in management.