Liam Earney

Managing director HE and research, and executive director of digital resources

Liam is the managing director of higher education and research at Jisc and leads HE member engagement through and with Jisc’s account management team. 

He is accountable for Jisc's HE and research strategies and their implementation. This includes engaging with senior sector stakeholders and, internally, working closely with Jisc’s product directorates to ensure we meet sector needs. 

Alongside his role as managing director he is responsible for Jisc’s digital content and software negotiations, its provision of discovery services and its work in open research. His particular interest in the development of partnerships and collaborations at Jisc has seen me work with tertiary education, funders, cultural bodies, international organisations and the health sector to improve access to knowledge and information to support education and research.

He currently is a steering group member of the Higher Education Commission.