Dr Andrew Treloar is the Director of Technology for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) (http://ands.org.au/), with particular responsibility for international engagement. In 2008 he led the project to establish ANDS. He is currently co-chair of the Research Data Alliance (http://rd-alliance.org/) Technical Advisory Board and Visiting Fellow at the Data Archive and Network Services organisation in the Netherlands (http://dans.knaw.nl/). His research interests include data management and scholarly communication. He never seems to be able to make enough time for practising his ‘cello, or reading, but does try to prioritise talking to his chickens and working in his vegetable garden and orchard. Further details at http://andrew.treloar.net/ or follow him on Twitter as @atreloar.