John Zornig has a B.Sc. majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Postgraduate B.Sc. Hons. I in Computer Science, both from UQ. He has 40 years of experience in IT in the higher education, government and creative industries sectors.

As well as two stints at UQ, he has worked for several technology companies, including Pyramid, Sun, Fujitsu and Apple, and as a technology consultant.