Brook Schofield is a Project Development Officer at GÉANT. He joined in June 2009 to support task forces and contribute to the technical programme.
Brook is responsible for a portfolio of middleware activities focusing on the deployment and promotion of the use of middleware & federated technologies and policy for the campus and organisational level, including the expansion into Central Asia, Latin America, the Asia Pacific and the ASREN region focusing on developing eduroam and identity federations and their interfederation via eduGAIN.
Within the GÉANT Project, Brook has chaired the eduGAIN steering group throughout its 7 years of growth which now supports over 60 federations.
Brook is the Secretary of the Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC) which coordinates the organisation and expansion of eduroam which has recently expanded to its 101st territory. He is also a member of the operation team within the GÉANT eduroam activity.
Brook graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1998 with an honours degree in computing. He has worked for an Internet Service Provider, a variety of universities in Australia (UTAS, UQ, Griffith, UniSA) and the JISC RSC in the South West of England. As chair of the AARNet eduroam Project Group he helped in the expansion of eduroam in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. This brought him to Europe and GÉANT.