Ron Ward is a Sydney resident, he and wife Brenda live in a bushland suburb, in a house they built many years ago. Their son, an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, also lives in Sydney.
He has worked as an apprentice, tradesman, draftsman, project engineer, maintenance engineer, factory manager, consulting engineer, academic, and accident investigator on the way to his present position as a company director. Many of those positions have overlapped in time, and all have contributed to what's in both A Project in Ammonia, his first novel, and this sequel to that.
On the path through that work-life he worked through a Trades Certificate, an ASTC Diploma, a BE from the University of New South Wales, an MBA from Macquarie University, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. He maintains his academic connection by appointment as a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and has published well over 140 papers on engineering, management, industrial safety and education, and three non-fiction books:
- The Engineering of Communication
- The Engineering of Management
- Engineering Extras 101