Carl Wonder

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Title: Course Coordinator Business
Qualification: GCBus , MBA, Cert IV TAE

Profile: Professor Carl Wonder is an accomplished professional with over 22 years of industrial experience. He recently joined Virtu Design Institute as the Business Program Leader and Lecturer. He has 5 years of Academic experience and holds an MBA from the University of Derby UK, TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment, NVQ D32 Assessor & Verifier Award (UK) amongst his qualifications.

Professor Carl Wonder left Zimbabwe in 1993 to begin his studies in the UK where he lived and worked for 15years. He worked for various leading companies in the UK where most of his achievements were in setting up and developing businesses for a range of companies.

Professor Wonder relocated to Mongolia in 2008 to begin his academic career with Raffles College of Design & Commerce where he ended up as a Senior Business Lecturer. In 2011, he joined Royal International Institute (Mongolia) as an Academic Director and Senior Business Lecturer. Whilst in Mongolia, Professor Wonder trained several corporations in marketing and management strategies.

The then Carl Wonder was conferred with Professor Honoris Causa title by Ikh Zasag International University in recognition for his valuable contribution to the setting up and development of Royal International Institute. He was commented for his outstanding initiatives to strengthen and develop Mongolian education community to become globally competitive and locally engaged.

Professor Wonder also worked as a newspaper editor and Business Columnist for UB Post a Mongolian National newspaper and Royal Television Station (Mongolia) at the International News Desk.

Professor Wonder was involved in various international projects including South Africa Revenue Services (SARS) where he was one of the invited International Business Experts between 2010 and 2011. The project’s primary objective was to reform the business registration system in South Africa by integrating the existing business registration systems concerned with primary business registration. He returned to Zimbabwe in 2013 where he has been involved in various projects of setting up and marketing businesses as well as reading news on the national television (ZTV).

Ramona Solomon

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Title: Course Coordinator, Interior Design/Lecturer
Qualification: BBus (UTS), Dip Com Arts, Adv Dip Int Des (Virtu), Cert IV TAE

Profile: Originally a Sydney-Sider, Ramona graduated with a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2003. Following a six-year career in the marketing industry employed in various roles, she moved to Melbourne in 2009.

Ramona’s professional design career began in Melbourne where she received her Diploma in Commercial Arts (Interior Decoration & Design) from the Commercial Arts Training College (CATC) being awarded The Square Peg Award, which recognises tenacity and drive – the constant search for the right solution. This award is given to students who tirelessly look for the big idea, the most creative outcome.

Ramona is a qualified and practicing Interior Designer, currently working as the Lead Interior Designer at 8 Spaces Architects as well as owning her own Interior’s business, working with several residential clients. Her many skills include space planning, developing working drawings & documentation, 3D CAD visualisation and conceptual design.

For over a year, Ramona has lectured several subjects in Interior Design, with a focus on Residential Design, and is passionate about educating students in the fundamentals of the design process, with an emphasis on the elements and principles of design.

Professor Ron Newman


 

 

 

 

 

 
Title: Chief Executive Officer / Lecturer
Qualifications:
ASTC Ind Des, GDipHEd, FIA, 
Cert IV TAE, LFDIA

Profile: As a professional designer who joined the ranks of academia full time in 1994, Professor Newman brings a mix of design and business experiences to higher education and an acute business acumen to the management of projects and academic units.

Professor Newman completed his studies in Industrial Design at the National Art School (NAS) in the early 1970s and has held various design and design management positions in Australia and Europe. Senior design positions with Philips, Email and for six years as Research and Development Manager for Sebel Furniture paralleled his editorial stewardship of the national magazine Design in Australia and various executive roles within the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

For five years in the late 1980s Professor Newman was the Chief Executive Officer of the public company, Exhibit Resources, which he established, a company involved in design and fabrication of museums and exhibitions. Professor Newman has

held many board directorships and consultancy positions to major companies.

Professor Newman was Head of School of Design Studies, College of Fine Arts (COFA), the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for eight years from 1992 to 2000 and from 2002 for 4 years he was Director & Dean of Sydney College of the Arts, the visual arts Faculty of the University of Sydney. In January 2005 Auckland University through its business incubator, IceHouse, appointed Professor Newman into a parallel role as Entrepreneur in Residence, a residency designed to initiate new collaborations within Auckland University and encouraging outreach to the commercial community of New Zealand.

In September 2006 Professor Newman left the University of Sydney, to join Raffles Education Corp (REC) to become Vice President and later (2008) President of Raffles University System, at REC’s headquarters in Singapore. Professor Newman left REC in 2011 and is currently CEO of Virtu Institute.