Stephen Johnston joined CAUDIT in 2011, having departed Edith Cowan University after 13 years of service.
At ECU he held a number of senior IT roles including the Manager, IT Infrastructure and Manager, IT Project Governance. He has had over 15 years’ experience in Higher Education, previously working for both Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.
His Engineering background and understanding of various elements of IT Infrastructure (ranging from laboratory, desktop, server and network support to the provision of voice and video services) provides a technical basis for providing systems, services, applications and equipment able to solve real business issues.
Through the establishment of standards (in technology, services, equipment, staffing and procurement) he has been able to work with staff across ECU and the Higher Education sector to improve outcomes for staff, students and the community.
Stephen has presented a number of conferences on topics including network management, telecommunications, wireless communications, and infrastructure architecture. He has been involved in more than thirty tenders and subsequent vendor negotiations. He understands the need for the development of relationships between staff, institutions, vendors and resellers and works hard to ensure that the relationships are a benefit to all involved.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Computing Systems). He is a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society and is recognised by the Society as a Certified Professional. He is graduate of the 2009 CAUDIT/EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute.
Stephen is based in Perth.