Wayne Houlden

Vice Chairman and Founder


Wayne Houlden founded Janison Education Group Ltd in 1998 and is regarded as a market shaper and thought leader internationally in education technology. Since the earliest days of the World Wide Web, he created solutions that continue to transform how education is delivered in Australia and beyond.

His award-winning national education portals, learning management systems and digital assessment platforms are now used in more than 100 countries and have been repeatedly recognised by tech giants including Google and Microsoft.

More recently, Wayne was instrumental in winning and delivering world-first national schools assessment projects, including NAPLAN Online in 2018 and national exams for the Singapore Examinations Assessment Board (SEAB).

Wayne has a global vision for Janison and has strong relationships in the education technology industry and edtech investment community around the world. His focus is now on mentoring and supporting the Janison executive team and building the brand’s strategic partnerships.

He is also a fund advisor for Europe’s leading edtech investment group, Emerge Education.

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