The Office 365 Project will transition existing on-premise UQ staff Microsoft Office accounts to the Office 365 Software-as-a-Service suite.


The project aims to:

  • align with the cloud-first approach outlined in the IT Strategy 2017 - 2020
  • reduce complexity by providing digitally-integrated tools
  • improve collaboration around the University.

Benefits to UQ

  • Reduced operational support costs
  • increased mail capacity for attachments and storage
  • improved flexibility to work out of office and remotely.


The project will run for approximately 18 months with new services released in planned stages.

Phase 1: existing Office applications will be upgraded to Office 2016 to prepare for migration.

Phase 2: Email and OneDrive for Business services will be made available.

A greater suite of services is available through Microsoft Office 365. Further services will be released to UQ staff in phases throughout 2018.


The project is sponsored by Rob Moffatt, Chief Information Officer.

Project team

Name Role
David Robertson Project manager
Derek D'Silva Systems administrator
Chris Blom Systems administrator
Greg Martin Senior IT support officer
Blair Leong Senior IT support officer
Jacob Weller IT support officer
Tracy Williams IT support officer
Greg Long Senior IT support officer
Steven Pike Senior IT support officer

Steering committee

Name Position
Rob Moffatt Chief Information Officer
Rowan Salt Deputy Director, IT Applications Delivery and Support
Gary Stefano Associate Director, Customer Support Services
David Stockdale Deputy Director, IT Infrastructure Operations
Mohammad Hassan Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Identity
Tricia Williams Faculty Executive Manager, Health and Behavioural Sciences