Assistant Director-General, David O'Hagan profile
Assistant Director-General, Information and Technologies
In the early 1980s as a primary school teacher, David introduced the first computers into the classrooms of a small rural state school.
In many ways, his professional life with Education Queensland has paralleled the department’s journey with ICT.
Through a period of discovery and early adoption in the 1980s and 1990s, he worked in a variety of teaching and consulting roles working in schools to assist teachers integrate computers into the curriculum while studying and lecturing part-time on educational computing at Griffith University.
The journey so far has allowed him to blend a broad range of ICT knowledge and skills with a deep understanding and abiding passion for the core business of schools: teaching and learning.
In his previous role as the Director Enterprise Platform, he had responsibility for leading and directing the coordinated delivery of key technology initiatives underpinning the department’s Smart Classrooms agenda.
This program of work was designed to provide enhanced ICT support services across all 1300 Queensland government school sites, in order to develop a sustainable, robust, enterprise-wide ICT platform.
David’s current role is the Assistant Director-General Information and Technologies, which incorporates the technology strategy, policy, projects, operations and service delivery units across the department into a single branch as part of the Corporate Services division.