Véronique Kiermer is Executive Editor at the Public Library of Science (PLOS), where she works closely with the editorial teams of the seven PLOS journals to continually improve the communication of research. Before joining PLOS in 2015, she was Executive Editor and Director of Author and Reviewer Services for Nature Publishing Group. In that capacity she oversaw editorial and research integrity policies across the Nature journals. She started her career in publishing as the founding Chief Editor of Nature Methods and subsequently took on publishing responsibility for the title and other online products. Véronique has a PhD in molecular biology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her postdoctoral work was in the laboratory of Dr Eric Verdin at the Gladstone Institute, University of California, San Francisco, studying the transcriptional regulation of HIV. She worked on gene therapy projects at the biotechnology company Cell Genesys before moving into publishing in 2004. Since February 2017, she serves as Chair of the ORCID Board.