The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has been established to provide practical solutions and expertise in digital preservation, building on the research and development outputs of the Planets project. The OPF's mission is to ensure that its members around the world are able to meet their digital preservation challenges with a solution that is widely adopted and actively being practiced by national heritage organisations and beyond.

Ross King has served on the OPF Board since its founding, and also as the organisation’s Financial Officer. Since February 2013, Dr. King has taken over the role of Chairman of the Board from the OPF founder Adam Farquhar (The British Library).