Michelle Willmers has a background in academic and scholarly publishing and has worked as a consultant and institutional project manager in scholarly communication, with a focus on the African and developing country context, since 2008. Prior to that, she worked as an academic journal editor and publishing manager. She was a senior team member in the Shuttleworth Foundation University of Cape Town Open Educational Resources initiative, Programme Manager of the IDRC Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme, and Project Manager of the OpenUCT Initiative. Most recently, she has served as the Curation and Publishing Manager of the Global South Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at UCT. She is currently the Publishing and Implementation Manager of the Digital Open Textbooks for Development (DOT4D) project.