Divisional Director, Academic Computing and Information Services, National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore
- 2014 - 2016 Ellucian, Senior / Lead Consultant
- 2012 – 2014 Bible Society of Singapore, Manager – Web and IT
- 2009 – 2012 SunGard Higher Education, Functional Consultant
- 2008 – 2009 The University Of Sydney, Community Solutions Team Lead
- 2006 – 2008 Australian Catholic University, Lead Business Analyst
- 2003 – 2005 TPG Internet, ADSL Engineer
In his current role as Divisional Director (ACIS), Mr Kristopher Stuart O’Brien manages the ACIS division that comprises of the Centre User Services and Computer Services Centre. He oversees the Institute’s ICT technology needs, directs and leads major projects using technology in administration, teaching and research.
Prior to being the Divisional Director (ACIS), he held the position of Deputy Divisional Director (ACIS) having first joined NIE in October 2016. Mr O’Brien has over 15 years of experience in the ICT industry fulfilling roles within the Asia Pacific region. He has previously led IT teams for the University of Sydney and Australian Catholic University. More recently, Kristopher held a senior consulting position with Ellucian, a leading software and services company specializing in the higher education sector. During his tenure, the company successfully implemented student information systems at tafeSA, Holmesglen Institute and Bendigo Kangan Institute. Kristopher also acted as a consultant advisor to Victoria University of Wellington, Charles Sturt University and Macau Polytechnic.
Mr O’Brien is a visionary leader who promotes the use of edge-cutting technologies and innovation to transform and evolve NIE to deliver education that is relevant in the 21st century.
Mr O’Brien has a degree in Information Systems from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Sydney, Australia.