Résumé: Wayne Mackintosh

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New Zealand. Born and raised in South Africa.

Place of residence

New Zealand


Professional experience

Organisation Positions Dates
Otago Polytechnic,

Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Director, International Centre for Open Education,
  • Member, Board of Directors, OER Foundation.
2009 - Present
Commonwealth of Learning,

Vancouver, Canada

  • Education Specialist, eLearning and ICT Policy
2006 - 2009
University of Auckland,

Auckland, New Zealand

  • Associate Professor and founding Director,
    Centre for Flexible and Distance Learning
2002 - 2006
University of South Africa,

Pretoria, South Africa

  • Lecturer, Faculty of Education
  • Professional Staff Developer, Bureau for University Teaching
  • Head of Unisa's Central Planning Unit and
  • Strategy Advisor, ICT Directorate
1990 - 2002
Inland Revenue Services, Department of Finance, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Trainer, Pretoria Training Unit
1986 - 1990
Hillview High School, Pretoria

South Africa

  • Teacher, Commercial subjects
1985 - 1986
Goldberg Kuhn & Lanesman,

Pretoria, South Africa

  • Auditors Clerk
1984 - 1985

Other roles and relevant experience

  • Founder of WikiEducator
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Open Learning
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation
  • Founding project lead of eLearning XHTML Editor (Open source software project)
  • Previous member of the New Zealand Ministry of Education selection panel for the Tertiary Education eLearning research fund
  • Founding member and first Chair of the New Zealand University eLearning Directors
  • International consultancies including UNESCO, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and COL
  • Previous Deputy Chairperson, St Paulus Primary School, Board of Governors, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Over 80 publications, reports and research papers.

Statement of relationships

  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the WikiMedia Foundation
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Open Education Resource Foundation by resolution of the Council of Otago Polytechnic
  • Hold wiki accounts on the English Wikipedia and English Wikiversity
  • Founder and active member of the WikiEducator community
  • Employed by Otago Polytechnic as founding director of the International Centre for Open Education.