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Philip Mason

Principal administrator / dos

philip masonAfter gaining a BA (Hons) Graphic Design and a career in design in the UK Philip moved to Australia in 1995. His first position in Brisbane was as a Graphic Design Teacher, he then returned to the Design and Advertising industry where he became an Advertising Agency Creative Director. Philip then returned to education to become Head of Graphic Design and later Director of Studies at Martin College Brisbane. Prior to joining CTI, Philip was the Principal and Director of studies at a central Brisbane Business College where he gained further experience working with international students.

Rahul Fernandes

Chief operating officer

rahul fernandesRahul Fernandes has a master’s degree in Professional Accounting & Business Administration coupled with over four years work experience in domains as diverse as Retail Sales and Corporate Social Responsibility.

An aficionado of performing arts, Rahul enjoys watching plays and playing sports.

Andrea Sequeira

Education records manager

andrea sequeira

Andrea manages Records, Reporting and Distance Education processes and also assists with maintaining campus administration and compliance at Canterbury Technical Institute. Andrea has completed her Masters majoring in the Commerce and Finance sector and now enjoys working in the busy CTI campus environment, taking great pride in providing the highest standard of service to CTI students. Her friendly personal style enables her to easily interact with both students and staff at CTI and she is a highly committed and efficient member of the CTI team.

Andrea has a knack for cooking and likes to sharpen her culinary skills especially when it comes to baking and desserts. She also likes to read Crime and Mystery novels in her free time.

Wan Soo Yoo

Information technology manager

wan soo yooWan has been with CTI since March 2009 as an IT Helpdesk/Manager after completing a Diploma Degree in IT Networking. Prior to joining CTI, he also gained a Bachelor of Information Electronic Engineering and worked as a System Support Engineer for IT Company in South Korea where he discovered his love for the IT field.

“I enjoy helping to quickly and cheerfully meet the needs of the students, faculty and staff of CTI. Working for CTI has been interesting, fun, diverse, challenging – and never dull!! CTI has shaped me to what I am today. And of course – I like the people I work with – it’s fun!!!”

Fabiano Mendes

Marketing manager – Latin America

fabiano mendesAfter completing an internationally recognised Bachelor degree in Business, the key area of my work experience locally has been in the role of Sales and Marketing Coordinator for a number of student agencies in the Brisbane CBD, which required me to educate and assist international students on a range of topics including Visa requirements, educational opportunities and living arrangements.

Outside of my working life my interests are cinema, spending time with my puppy and keeping a healthy lifestyle.

Steve Coleman

IT trainer

steve colemanSteve is a highly experienced information technology educator and industry professional with many years of training and industry experience. He has been involved with many different aspects of IT and education including: vocational training, web development, network consultancy, network deployment, project management, multimedia/digital media, mobile technology/application development, software development, game development and online/face-to-face educational delivery development.

Shushant Sathpathy

Software development trainer trainer

shushant sathpathyAfter completing a Bachelor of Science degree, Shushant started his career in the Indian Army as a commissioned officer in the Infantry in 1980. In 1981, within 3 months of commission, he was awarded the 3rd highest gallantry award by the President of India for counter insurgency operations. He was also in-charge of training of men under his command. In 1985, Shushant left the Army to join Bank of India, a leading Public sector Bank in India, looking after it’s security and administration from it’s head office. Pretty soon he was involved with security aspects of merchant card databases. Shushant was a regular faculty member at the Bank’s Staff Training College and lectured on IT Security issues.

In 1999, he immigrated to Australia, and from 2000 onwards has been involved in the VET sector as an IT Teacher.

Shushant has Information Technology skills ranging from Networking to Programming and customising Customer Relationship Management software.

Damien Lowe

Head of Hospitality training

damien loweDamien has hospitality qualifications ranging from Certificate III to Diploma of Hospitality. Also Damien has completed the London’s City and Guilds Certificate IV professional cookery and Certificate III wine studies as well as the Training and Assessment Certificate IV.

With over 20 years hospitality industry experience, in various areas of hotels and restaurants, Damien is still actively involved in working with restaurants in a consultancy basis.
Damien is also involved in his own business, producing hospitality marketing videos and writes for various food magazines throughout Brisbane.

Interests include stand up paddle boarding, reading, environmental studies and producing documentaries.

Jasmine Malone

Hospitality trainer

jasmine maloneFor Jas, the perfect day in the classroom consists of concept discussions, interactive activities and watching friendships blossom between students. She has a passion of educating those around her in fun and creative ways, bringing an innovative approach to teaching adult learners.

She has worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years and currently holds qualifications in Diploma of Hospitality Management, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and Certificate IV in Fitness.

In the background Jas runs her own Dessert Business and Health Coaching Service. She also continues to further her knowledge by completing her degree in commerce. Work life balance is important as well, so she often spends any spare time on bush walks, art projects or with her nose in a good book.

Her Favourite Quote: You can’t fight the wind, but you can adjust your sails.

Mark Fuhrmeister

Commercial Cookery trainer

mark fuhrmeisterLast year Mark completed a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Science and is continuing this year with some study in microbiology, immunology, and genetics.
Mark also holds a Diploma of Hospitality, Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, Certificate III in Pastry and Baking, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment along with a range of minor Qualifications in Food Safety Auditing and Chemistry.

His professional hospitality experience spans 30 years both front and back of house from small food and beverage business through to large hotels and stadiums.
Mark also runs his own food safety auditing and consultancy business when he is not Training our CTI students.

Leisure interests include regularly going to see live metal and proper rock bands play, riding his Ducati and eating out.

Louie Stella

Commercial Cookery trainer

louie stellaLouie is an experienced Restaurant Owner with 25 years’ experience, having been trained in some of the best restaurants, hotels and catering companies. Louie can deliver the ultimate fine dining experience in the comfort of his restaurant, your home or your choice of venue that will tantalise the taste buds of any of your guests. Using only the best suppliers, products, ingredients and my own recipes to deliver a fantastic event that you and your guests will love.

Louie also holds a Certificate III in commercial cookery, Diploma of hospitality, Diploma of management, Certificate IV in training and assessment.

Monique Jeremiah

Management & Business trainer

monique jeremiahMonique Jeremiah is a highly experienced and passionate entrepreneur within the higher education, employment and most recently student accommodation and real estate industry in Australia. Holding a Bachelor of Business (majoring in human resources and industrial relations), a Certificate IV in Small Business Management, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a full real estate licence in Queensland, she is excited about sharing her hands on experiences in marketing, public relations, leadership and entrepreneurship.

With a strong social personality and a natural love of public speaking, she has taught within the university and RTO sector close to a decade. With a love for success, she enjoys motivating and bringing out the best in everyone in her presence. She is also currently winner and title holder of 2017 Ms Powerwoman Australia (Petite) due to her business acumen and her goal to inspire women.

Monique is a dynamic individual who holds a wide range of interests including latin dancing, song writing, speaking on stage at live events and attending any business, property, social or community events.

Tui Gabriel

Leadership, Business & Project trainer

tui gabrielTui has over 20 years experience working in State Government in various departments such as Transport and Main Roads, TransLink, Office of Fair Trading and Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
Tui also has experience in administrative support with Supervisory, Managerial and Leadership role experience including managing teams in business support, HR, finance and IT in small and medium size business in fast paced environments.

Tui holds a Bachelor in Applied Management and will be undertaking an MBA during 2018.

George Sfoungaristos

Project Management trainer

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