Ashley Montanaro has worked in the field of quantum computing for 20 years, specialising in quantum algorithms and quantum computational complexity, and has published over 50 papers on this topic. He holds a PhD in quantum computing from the University of Bristol, supervised by Prof. Richard Jozsa, has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, and is now Professor of Quantum Computation at Bristol. He holds an ERC Consolidator grant and was awarded a Whitehead Prize in 2017 by the London Mathematical Society. He served on the Steering Committee of the international conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP) from 2016-19, and was a Founding Editor of the journal Quantum. He is co-founder and CEO of Phasecraft, a quantum software startup whose goal is to get the most out of near-term quantum computers.