Michael O’Leary is the Assistant Director-General and Chief Information Officer in the Information and Technologies Branch of Queensland’s Department of Education (DoE).
Michael provides strategic advice to the Director-General and statutory agencies on the best use of ICT for the department.
Being in the role since October 2015, he leads a diverse portfolio; incorporating application development, policy creation, and information management, ICTs for learning, business support, as well as overseeing the provision of ICT services to over 650,000 state school students and staff members across Queensland.
Prior to this role Michael was the Executive Director, Web and Digital Delivery and was responsible for the outward facing platforms including web and eLearning eco-systems.
Michael has spent three decades in the education sector, as a teacher and principal in regional and metropolitan areas as well as in statewide strategic policy. He holds a Masters in Education (Information Technology) from Deakin University.
Michael believes we are on the precipice of another evolution in digital learning and practice and is currently working with his department to prepare for the next stage of technology-enhanced learning.