Meet Wayne Mackintosh


Wayne Mackintosh (Ph.D) is the Managing Director of the OER Foundation and holds the UNESCO Chair in OER.

A teacher by training, he is coordinating the establishment of the OERu, an international innovation partnership which aims to widen access to more affordable education for all. Wayne’s work over the last two decades has focused on open sourcing education. Wayne is the recipient of the 2019 International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Individual Prize of Excellence in recognition of his work pioneering an OER-enabled transnational micro-credentialing system. In 2020, he received the award for Excellence in Leadership at Otago Polytechnic and the Open Education Global Leadership Award for significant long standing contributions to Open Education.

Wayne lives in Cromwell on the beautiful South Island of New Zealand.