Ben Olijnyk

Deputy Head

Ben has a distinguished track record in successfully leading and managing programs that harness ICT for education and learning innovations and was promoted to become CMU-A's Deputy Head in February 2021.

He started his career in education in 1989 as a part-time teacher and later as the IT manager at the Technology School of the Future, an initiative of the Department of Education of South Australia aimed at integrating ICT into educational institutions' teaching and learning curriculum.

Ben subsequently established the Education Development Centre, the Internet-Infrastructure to all South Australia government schools and the ICT systems of the Australian Science and Mathematics School a state-of-the-art facility to serve students and teacher training in STEM in South Australia. In 2006, he was appointed by Carnegie Mellon University in Australia to be its Manager for ICT services and eventually its Director for ICT.

A keen sailor and avid cyclist, Ben enjoys spending time on the water with his wife and two children.