Aidan McCarthy

Head of Digital Transformation / Catholic Education, Western Australia

Aidan joined Catholic Education Western Australia as Head of Digital Transformation in 2016 after leading some of the world’s largest organisations, including Microsoft and Apple, in digital transformation strategy.  Using decades of experience, he has implemented ‘Leading Lights’, a project that is widely regarded as a new global standard for what technology makes possible for school systems.  One of the primary goals of Leading Lights was to show what transformation could look like, and to ensure the policies, systems, change approaches and analytics can quickly be adapted by other systems to accelerate their success.

Aidan has more than 30 years’ experience in in the education industry, leading governments, policy makers, universities, non-profits and schools across the globe to effectively plan, implement, integrate and evaluate learning with information and mobile learning technologies.