Welcome to our new staff at Ironwood – Jenni Maccarthy, Soon Teik Oon, Ann-Marie Gil & Valeria Medeiros.
Jennifer McCartney, Diploma of Leadership and Management Educator
Jennifer comes to us with qualifications and extensive industry and training experience in management, business, counselling, and community services. Jennifer owns and runs a counselling business, and she has managed an RTO, a home for abused children, a child care centre, and a small primary school. She has also been a business consultant and trained students in business, management, leadership, counselling, community services, aged care, disability and mental health. Jennifer has also worked as a counsellor for agencies in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and South Australia, and she is a qualified and experienced primary school teacher.
Soon Teik Oon, Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Educator
Soon Teik has 17 years of education/training experiences in institutions in Australia, Malaysia and China including the University of Nottingham, the University of Adelaide and Kaplan Business School. His experiences include working with both public and international universities in China, lecturing and developing course structure and syllabus for their International Business course module. Apart from teaching, he was involved in coordinating work, formulating lesson plans and methods of delivery to non-English speaking students, providing students with academic advice and support to prepare them for their continuing studies and cultural change in Australia.
In addition to that, Soon has over 15 years’ experience in the corporate sector. He has held position such as Principal Consultant, engaging in international consulting and development in the Asian region, particularly Australia, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. His work includes working in high level cross cultural understanding of small/medium sized businesses. SoonTeik was also Branch Manager with a Fortune 500 company, before venturing into consultancy.
Ann-Marie Gil, Social Media Marketing Educator
Ann-Marie is an expert in social media marketing with over 11 years of experience ranging from strategic business planning to digital marketing facilitation in the retail environment. She believes in active learning with a hands on approach to practical solution having taught a range of subjects from short courses through to Diplomas.
Valeria joins the Ironwood team to support our South American students and agents. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, she can converse in both Spanish and Portuguese. She has been living in Australia for the last 8 years including Sydney, Melbourne and most recently Brisbane. Valeria is the first point of contact for our South American students for any assistance they may need.