Joanna Ball

Joanna joined DOAJ as Managing Director in January 2022, after spending over 25 years in management and leadership roles in both the UK and Denmark, most recently as Head of Roskilde University Library, part of the Royal Danish Library, where she co-led the Royal Danish Library's Open Science strategic initiative, and was chair of Roskilde University's Open Science working group.

She was previously Associate Director at the University of Sussex, where she developed services to support open scholarship and led the library's content and digital services teams. An active member of UKSG since 2016, she currently chairs the Board of Trustees.