Paul Sherlock

CIO (Library and IT), University of South Australia


Paul Sherlock is the University of South Australia’s first Chief Information Officer and he has overall responsibility for the University’s Library and IT services. Prior to joining the University in 2001 Paul held senior ICT management roles at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and BHP.

Paul is Director and Chair of SABRENet Ltd. and the Project Director for the Federal Government funded National Research Network (NRN) Project. He is a member of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) Steering Committee and the Treasurer at the Australian Access Federation (AAF).

Paul is a former President of the Council of Australian University Director’s of IT (CAUDIT) and was a founding Member and President of the Australian Access Federation (AAF). He was also formerly a Member of the Australian eResearch Infrastructure Committee (AeRIC).

Paul leads CAUDIT’s benchmarking activity and is the author of the complexity index which is used by CAUDIT members to make meaningful comparisons of benchmarking data across the ANZ HE sector and internationally. Paul was a member of the AARNet Advisory Committee between 1998 and 2014 (including as Deputy Chair 2004-2008) and is a past faculty member of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute (2004-2008).

My Sessions

Benchmarking on an International Scale: Lessons learned from a Deep Dive

Blue Room

The Coalition of Higher Education Information Technology Associations (CHEITA) comprises representatives from associations throughout the world that promote the use of information technology in higher education. CHEITA was established in 2011 to share best practices across member associations and, by extension, the individual institutions that make up those associations. Most, if not all, of the […]

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