Ian Dolphin named as new Sakai Executive Director

Ian Dolphin has been named as new Sakai Executive Director; some may remember him as he spoke at the WebLearn launch last June.

Ian has been a Sakai Foundation board member in the past and worked at Hull University for many years before moving to JISC last year. His appointment is good news for both Sakai and the UK. Here’s the announcement in full:

Dear Sakai Community,

I am pleased to announce that Ian Dolphin will join the organization as Executive Director.  Mr. Dolphin has led organizational and technology projects to improve post-secondary education in the United Kingdom and played a leading role in collaboration with Australia, New Zealand and the United States. He joins the Sakai Foundation at a time when Sakai is experiencing unprecedented growth in adoption, investment, and new product development.

At this exciting juncture, Mr. Dolphin brings important leadership and experience to the Sakai Foundation.  Dolphin currently serves as the International Director of the e-Framework Partnership.  Based with the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), his role has focused on broadening education and research collaboration projects between government and public agencies in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Dolphin has served on the boards of the Sakai Foundation, Jasig, Curriki Global Education and Learning Community, and the European Multimedia Forum.

Ian is at the Annual Sakai Conference in Denver, Colorado this week, meeting community members and engaging in our projects.  Please join me in welcoming him back to Sakai.

Best regards, Lois [Brookes]


  1. Ian talking at the WebLearn launch: http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/oucs/weblearn/weblearnlaunch_300609_sakai.mp3
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