Andy Robinson is Managing Director of the Knowledge Business within CABI, a not-for-profit organization that provides information and applies research expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. He is a member of CABI’s Executive Management Team which leads its international development activities in tackling the global challenges to food and nutrition security, climate change, biodiversity, economic development and gender equity.
The Knowledge Business encompasses: secondary abstracting and indexing databases, and evidence synthesis tools; open access journals and the preprint service, agriRxiv; books; compendia, donor-funded knowledge banks and digital learning.
Before joining CABI, Andy was Senior Vice President for Society Services at Wiley, leading a global team serving over 500 scholarly societies, from anthropology to zoology, delivering a suite of journal, magazine publishing, e-learning and career services. As a result, he has a longstanding appreciation for the vital role played by societies in research, education and professional development.
Prior to that he led Wiley’s global Health Sciences business of journals, books and the Cochrane Library. In 2007 he co-authored the Blackwell Publishing best-practice guidelines on publication ethics, and led its roll out across the health sciences list.
Andy has a long-standing commitment to global research integrity, equity and diversity, and believes that international publishers must do more to directly address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is a member of the Research4Life Fundraising Committee, a trustee of British Journal of Urology International, and served on Council of the UK Publisher’s Association from 2015-2017.