NEWNHAM, Leon

2017 Alumnus of the Year

Degree

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Computing (Honours)

Graduation year

2006 and 2007

Current position

President

Employer

Vista Entertainment Solutions

Leon has distinguished himself in the field of information technology in the ten years since graduating from our University.

Whilst an Honours student, Leon’s research project involved the use of podcasting for enhancing student study opportunities. In 2007 he volunteered his time to teach staff in the school of Nursing how to podcast lecturers in order to enhance study opportunities for nursing students at our Horsham Campus.

Leon is a great ambassador for FedUni and has given freely of his time during and after his study to assist in events such as mentoring, orientation, marketing events and speaking with prospective students. He began his professional career with IBM during his studies. He them moved to London, working for Price-Waterhouse Coopers before returning to Melbourne. In 2010 he took a position in Los Angeles as Project Manager for Vista Entertainment Solutions, the leading supplier of cinema management software worldwide. In 2016 he was appointed as President.