Members of the Board of Directors of the Open Education Resource Foundation

The OER Foundation is governed by an international Board of Directors. The current board of Directors are listed alphabetically below.

 

Philip Cullen
Secretary

Secretary

Appointed 28 April 2009.

B.A., B.Com., FCA.

Chief Operating Officer, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Megan Gibbons
Member

Representative of the Chief Executive of Otago Polytechnic.

Appointed 8 October 2019.

B.App.S., PG.Dip.Diet . (Distinc), M.Sc. (1st class Hons), GCTLT, Ph.D.

Chief Executive, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Asha Kanwar
Member

International Representative, Non-teaching partner.

Appointed 17 March 2020.

B.A., MA, MPhil, DPhil.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada.

Wayne Mackintosh
Acting Chair

Nominee of International Centre for Open Education / Interim Chair
Appointed 28 April 2009.

B.Com, B.Ed. (Hons), M.Ed, HED, Ph.D.

Managing Director, and UNESCO / International Council for Open and Distance Education Chair in OER, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Oonagh McGirr
Member

Representative, Polytechnic Contributing Member.
Appointed 19 December 2018.

B.A. (Hons), Dip. (Adult & Continuing Education & Teaching), Cert. (Language Teaching to Adults), M.Hed.

Deputy Chief Executive: Learning and Teaching Services, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Rory McGreal
Member

International Representative, University Contributing Member.

Appointed 28 April 2009.

B.A., B.Ed., M.A . (History), M.A.(Applied Linguistics), Ph.D.

UNESCO / International Council for Open and Distance Education Chair in OER, Athabasca University, Canada.

David Porter

International Representative, Co-opted Member

Appointed 30 May 2013.

B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.

Senior Adviser - Higher Education, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada.

James Taylor AM
Member

International Representative, University Contributing Member.

Appointed 14 December 2011.

B.Ed., M.Ed. (Hons), Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Sandra Wills
Member

International Representative, Co-opted Member.

Appointed 6 April 2017.

BA, DipEd, MEd, PhD

Education Consultant, Australisa and Principal Fellow, HE Advance.