About Curio

We advise. We teach. We do.

We believe that a good set of values keeps our people aligned with our vision to do interesting, creative work that solves for real-world needs.

Curio is an education consulting, learning design and platform development business established in 2016 by Dr David Bowser, a neuroscientist and business advisor with the aim of bringing together the creative and curious for human improvement driven through the power of education.

A finalist in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Fast Starters 2017 list, Curio works in education and its related sectors. We advise education providers and government departments on their strategy and policy. We develop platforms that make education more efficient and we design and deliver learning experiences through an understanding of how the brain learns and develops.

Curio are scientists, advisors, researchers, designers, developers, educators and technologists. We celebrate our differences and value diversity. We are tenacious and demanding, curious and creative, because seeing our work come to life is as important as doing the work itself.

Curio team

David Bowser

David Bowser

CEO, Founder

Bianca Raby

Bianca Raby

Senior Consultant

Daniel Abbas

Daniel Abbas

CTO & Partner

Prebhjot Kaur

Prebhjot Kaur

Consultant

Anthony Rae

Anthony Rae

Delivery Lead

Amy Longworth

Amy Longworth

UX Designer

Amar Flora

Amar Flora

Non-executive director

Kerry Wellington

Kerry Wellington

Educator & Associate

Sukant Arora

Sukant Arora

Educator & Associate

David Luong

David Luong

Educator & Associate

Gizelle le Roux

Gizelle le Roux

Educator & Associate

Andrew Crawford

Andrew Crawford

Educator & Associate

David Bowser

CEO, Founder

Higher education

Health

Consulting

Strategy

David has over 20 years experience in education R&D and financial services both as an academic (Melbourne and Cambridge Universities for 14 years) and as a leading strategy consultant where he was retained by CEOs, government departments and their executive teams to advise on their most complex strategic issues (Nous Group, Principal and Education sector leader for six years). In 2016 he created Curio, a collective of advisors, educators and product developers focused on working directly with organisations to make a difference. The same year, Curio established Academy to provide online education development delivery services to Universities. David is known for his strong analytical capacity, innate curiosity and enthusiasm to develop insights for clients that can be embraced by an organisation and readily implemented by staff.

Bianca Raby

Senior Consultant

Higher education

Strategy

Consulting

Project management

Instructional design

Education delivery

Bianca is a passionate educator, innovative thinker, learning designer and student experience expert. With over 10 years in various education roles, at all levels, Bianca has a comprehensive understanding of how people learn and the skills needed to ensure high quality student outcomes. Prior to joining Curio Group, Bianca lead course development for an online business school, privately consulted on education products and worked in leadership roles in the NFP and government sectors both in Australia and overseas.

Daniel Abbas

CTO & Partner

Higher education

Technology

Product development

Strategy

Agile organisations

Daniel has 13 years experience in technology consulting, (REA Group, Novell, TCS) and 7 years experience in higher education as a management consultant where he worked as a trusted advisor to COO, CIOs and academic leaders (Nous Group, Head of Digital). In early 2016 he joined David Bowser, to establish Curio, a collective of advisors, educators and product developers focused on working directly with education institutions to make a difference. Daniel is known for his personable nature, strategic mind, and in depth understanding of university operations and technology. His ability to think holistically and pragmatically is highly valued by clients at all levels of their organisations.

Prebhjot Kaur

Consultant

Higher education

Organisational performance

Organisational Strategy

Accounting & Finance

Prebhjot is an enthusiastic and driven member of the Curio consulting team, and possesses a high level of commercial acumen. Preceding her work at Curio, Prebhjot was a consultant in the Private Client Services business and tax advisory team at Ernst & Young. Prebhjot has strong analytical skills and is adept at analysing both quantitative and qualitative data to form clear and succinct insights for our clients. Her business background and curious mind-set equip her to analyse client situations from a commercial and practical standpoint, which is highly valued by our clients in education.

Anthony Rae

Delivery Lead

Higher education

Technology

Development

Platforms

Anthony has a logical, innovative and well-reasoned approach to problems faced as the technical expert at Curio. With over 10 years of web application experience, Anthony manages the development of all Curio platforms and systems including the online marketplace for sessional educators, Sessions. Anthony has a wide range of experiences in web development and is known for his human centred and user focused mindset. Prior to working with Curio, Anthony held development roles at several Melbourne startups and large organisations (IBM, NAB) working across a range of platforms and technologies.

Amy Longworth

UX Designer

Higher education

User experience

Interface design

Visual Arts

Amy is a digital designer specialising in User Experience and Interface design. With a love for critical thinking and problem solving, Amy is driven to deliver meaningful experiences that engage audiences, reinforce brand perception and meet business needs, no matter the scale. A tertiary education spanning Visual Arts, Graphic Design and User Experience Design underpin Amy’s thinking. Her experience working with education and tech-focused companies has provided her the tools to tackle varied design challenges. Whether it’s synthesising big data through digital products or transforming analogue systems through digital technology, Amy is motivated by the holistic considerations of human-centred design, and its impact beyond the screen.

Amar Flora

Non-executive director

Higher education

Technology

Operations

Financial services

Amar Flora is the founder and CEO of iCommunis Incorporated (USA & Australia, 2017), an app to improve community engagement across infrastructure projects. Additionally Amar serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Secretariat for the John Grill Centre, University of Sydney; and as a non-executive director with Curio, a higher education technology consulting company recognised as AFR Fast Starter 100 in 2017. Previously, Amar also held the role of General Manager, Financial Services at the University of Sydney. Amar has leadership and management experience working across to a variety of industries throughout Australia, US, India, and Singapore. His experience spans start-ups; international collaboration and business development; investor relations and funding; executive education in trasnformational projects; general management; strategy, budgets, and product development; marketing and communications; organisational change and talent development.

Kerry Wellington

Educator & Associate

Higher education

Online educator

Digital marketing

Education design & development

Sukant Arora

Educator & Associate

Higher education

Online educator

Interior design consultant

David Luong

Educator & Associate

Higher education

Online educator

Technology strategy advisor

Gizelle le Roux

Educator & Associate

Higher education

Online educator

Freelance business consultant

TOC consultant

Andrew Crawford

Educator & Associate

Higher education

Online educator

Senior consultant

Non-executive director

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