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Australian Edtech company hires new CDO & launches into New Zealand


June 2015

Craig Josic new Chief Digital Officer of Schoolzine and right, Phil Reardon, Founder & CEO of Schoolzine at EduTECH last week. Click here to download image


Queensland company Schoolzine, one of Australia’s fastest growing eNewsletter platforms, announced the appointment of new Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Craig Josic, and its expansion into New Zealand at EduTECH, the southern hemisphere’s largest annual educational technology conference and exhibition in Brisbane this week.

Mr Josic, who has been involved in a range of education and technology-based projects, will be responsible for the end-to-end strategy, design and implementation of Schoolzine’s digital roadmap.

“I’m excited to be Schoolzine’s first CDO, one of only a few in a CDO position in the education sector of Australia, and am looking forward to engaging with key stakeholders and collaborating with new partners as we expand internationally,” he said.

Schoolzine, which started out of the Innovation Centre on the Sunshine Coast just eight years ago, enables schools to digitise their important communications to parents and the wider school community and increase and monitor engagement.

Now offering their digital solutions to schools in all states and territories of Australia, Schoolzine has given over $600,000AUD in revenue back to Aussie schools through its innovative rebate system and sees New Zealand, which is geographically closer than many of its schools in Australia, as a logical new market.

Founder and chief executive officer of Schoolzine, Phil Reardon, said he was “very excited to be expanding internationally” and said New Zealand education sector representatives at the EduTECH event showed strong interest in the solution.

“They seem particularly interested in the ability for the school to speed up the newsletter production process. The feedback from our Aussie schools is that it saves them a lot of time and money in getting their key messages out, and Kiwi schools face these issues too.”

Both Josic and Reardon will be attending the NZ Principals’ Federation Conference on June 30 in Wellington, New Zealand, and are looking forward to working with local organisations and educational partners in New Zealand such as the Waikato Principal’s Association and the Ministry of Education.

Whilst in New Zealand they will also be on the scout for local talent to recruit for their NZ based team, and to find a suitable location to set up their New Zealand office.


Contact: For more information to arrange interviews or photos, contact Craig Josic (CJ) Chief Digital Officer of Schoolzine on +61 433 991 718, +61 7 5414 2357 or

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