Our team is passionate about making a difference in our community. Meet the people who are working towards a culture of accessibility.
Sean de Kretser
Learn about Sean
Sean leads the Information Access Group team. He combines his passion for helping our community with his extensive corporate and leadership experience to ensure our clients are supported to get the best possible outcomes for their editorial, design, print, web and accessibility projects. Sean has experience in design, communication, project and team management. His focus is on providing our team and clients with an exceptional and supportive work environment.
“Making information accessible to such a broad spectrum of user groups is truly rewarding. It’s one of the reasons why it’s easy to get out of bed in the morning and come to work with this amazingly talented and creative group of people. I am grateful for the opportunity to see, first-hand, the positive effect our accessibility work has.”
Learn about Lyndall
Lyndall Thomas established the Information Access Group in 2009. In 2021, after 12 years at the helm, she passed the baton of leadership for the business to Sean de Kretser. Lyndall continues to exercise her passion for clear and accessible communication in a part-time, consultancy role. Lyndall uses her 20 years of experience in communication - from writing, editing, journalism and publishing to marketing, design and website development - to make sure our clients receive the best advice possible.
“I believe that information should be accessible to the widest possible audience, including people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and those with low levels of literacy. That’s why we started the Information Access Group.”
Team Leader – Innovation, Tech and Web
Larry leads a team of developers and editors with a focus on online accessibility. He is passionate about finding innovative new ways to make information more accessible for the target audience. Larry builds accessible websites and manages online accessibility projects for our clients. He always strives to follow best practices in web development and document publishing. Larry has a professional certificate in Web Accessibility from the University of South Australia.
“Making communications more accessible is a really rewarding experience because it benefits everyone.”
Team Leader – Major Accounts Manager
Kellie manages design, print and web projects for our clients from conception through to completion. Kellie is an experienced project and operations manager with a background in design and print. She leads a team of designers and editors and works closely with some of our key clients. She has a strong focus on community and encouraging others to demonstrate compassion and empathy.
“Being part of a team that focuses on such positive support by connecting people in the wider community is amazing.”
Team Leader – Major Accounts Manager
Stephen plays an integral role in managing our key client’s accounts and overseeing projects from concept to completion in design, print, web and accessibility. Stephen leads a team of editors and designers and is an experienced account manager focused on delivering high-quality customer service. Stephen has an ongoing commitment to learning, communication, and working collaboratively with clients to achieve the best outcomes.
“Community is our social fabric of life. Making communications more accessible to everyone is very rewarding. I feel privileged to be part of a team whose goal is to create a more inclusive society.”
Assistant Team Leader – Design Quality
Fiona is a talented graphic designer and web developer with experience managing design, print, digital, web and accessibility projects. Leading a team of designers and editors, Fiona makes sure we complete the image development and design of our key client projects to a high standard. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business, Marketing Major in 2020 and a Bachelor of Communication Design in 2018.
“I find it rewarding that people benefit from the work we do, as accessible information can make people’s lives much easier. It’s an empowering tool.”
Melanie produces marketing materials and strategies to help our clients learn more about the services we offer and the importance of accessibility. She also writes and edits Easy Read and plain language content for a wide range of projects. Melanie is an experienced communications professional who uses her creativity and skills to create engaging and informative content that supports the organisation’s goals and our clients.
“I love working in an organisation that is helping to build independence and community through the development of a culture of accessibility.””
David is an accomplished writer and editor who supports our clients and editorial team with Easy Read projects. David joined the Information Access Group while completing a Master of Writing and Publishing from RMIT University in 2022. His studies and previous experience have given him a broad understanding of different writing and editing styles, formats and projects. David is passionate about editing and writing content that is accessible for everyone.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to do good in the community through my work.”
Editor and Project Manager
Jen is a highly experienced editor and project manager who manages editorial projects for our clients focusing particularly on work with Royal Commissions. Jen worked for more than eight years within the Higher Education division of Oxford University Press (OUP), Australia and New Zealand. She is an accomplished lead editor with a background in technical and non-fiction text and she has project edited more than 70 books.
“Making complex ideas accessible has long been a passion of mine. I'm delighted to be working with a team that shares this passion and has such deep knowledge of how to communicate with diverse audiences.”
Edward supports our clients and editorial team with Easy Read and plain language projects as well as our marketing team with monthly newsletters. A talented writer and editor, Edward joined the Information Access Group in 2022. He graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Creative Writing in 2021. Edward has a comprehensive understanding of different writing and editing styles and formats. He is focused on producing content that meets the needs of users and the community.
“Information is often kept behind barriers of language. When something is accessible, everyone can use it. It's enriching to be part of a team that aims to eliminate these barriers.”
Mikayla is an engaging writer and editor. She supports our editorial team with Easy Read projects that meet client and audience needs. Mikayla joined the Information Access Group after graduating from RMIT University with a Master of Writing and Publishing in 2022. She has experience working with a wide variety of content, formats and projects and is also skilled in creating accessible documents. Mikayla is passionate about creating user focussed content.
“Content that is accessible for all is an essential human right. I feel privileged to be a part of a team that cares and advocates for everyone’s right to access information.”
Zoe is an enthusiastic writer and editor who supports our clients and editorial team with Easy Read and accessibility projects. She is skilled at a range of writing and editing styles with experience in project management. Zoe joined the Information Access Group after graduating from Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional) in 2022.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to access and understand information that they need or want. It's really exciting to be learning and working in this space to make content more accessible for everyone.”
Evelyn is a passionate writer and editor who supports our clients and editorial team with Easy Read and plain language projects. She joined the Information Access Group after graduating from Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative Writing and Literature. Evelyn has undertaken a diverse range of internships that have given her experience working on a range of literary projects and digital media.
“It's an honour to work with such a supportive team and to play a small part in making information accessible for everyone.”
Tom is an engaging writer and editor who creates Easy Read and plain language content for our clients. He joined the Information Access Group in 2023, bringing several years’ experience in copywriting, structural editing and proofreading for different audiences. Tom graduated from RMIT with a Master of Writing and Publishing in 2021 and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative Writing in 2019.
“Good communication is a fundamental part of belonging to a community. I consider it a genuine privilege that I’m able to help bridge that divide and give everybody the chance to be included.”
Graphic Designer and Project Manager
Fraser is an experienced graphic designer, brand strategist and project manager. As well as working on design and illustration for our clients, he also leads and manages design projects. Fraser’s experience includes design and marketing roles within fintech, hospitality and humanitarian aid. He has developed campaign content and iconography, coordinated photoshoots and product releases, and managed extensive point-of-sale suites.
“Connecting people with the information they need – in a way that works for them – is an inspiring mission to be a part of.”
Assistant Design Quality Manager
Liam is a skilled graphic designer who works on creating engaging designs and illustrations for our clients. Liam recently joined the Information Access Group. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Design in 2019 and his studies and experience have given him a good grounding in design elements, techniques and technology. Liam has experience designing and illustrating promotional materials, web, print and digital publications.
“Information communicated in an accessible way gives people the freedom to live more independently. I feel privileged to be able to play a small role in helping to empower people in this way.”
Annabel works on a range of graphic design, accessibility and web development projects for our clients. Annabel is an accomplished designer and illustrator with a background in visual arts and education. They also create custom illustrations, icons and Easy Read images for our clients. Annabel graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Design in 2022.
“Equal access to information is a basic right for everyone. We’re helping create means of access that is fair for everyone in our diverse community. I am grateful to be a part of this.”
Web Developer and Graphic Designer
Shannon supports the Information Access Group team with web development, graphic design and accessibility projects. Shannon is a communication designer who graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Design and IT in 2021. She uses her print and digital design experience to create accessible websites, illustrations and design elements for our clients.
“Accessibility helps us understand and appreciate the various opinions, perspectives, and values within our community. I am grateful to be a part of an organisation that genuinely cares about other people.”
Renee de Vlugt
Renee is an innovative graphic and user experience designer. She works on designs and creative work for our clients in Easy Read, branding and web development. Renee has a background in Media and Communications and completed her Bachelor of Communication Design at Monash University in 2021. She is passionate about designing products that communicate clearly and are accessible for the whole community.
“I'm incredibly glad to work with a team that cares deeply about accessibility. By making communications accessible we can help support people to be independent and included in the community.”
Jason supports our team with graphic design, accessibility and web development projects. Jason is a designer and developer who graduated from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment with an Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development in 2020. He uses his digital and web design skills to create accessible websites, illustrations and design elements for our clients.
“Given the breadth of opportunities great design can offer, I'm glad I can work with a team putting it to use to help those who would benefit most in our communities.”
Sienna is a dedicated graphic designer who works on creating designs and illustrations for our clients. She joined the Information Access Group in 2023 after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Design. Sienna’s studies and experience have given her an understanding of design through a visual communication lens. She has skills in typesetting, illustrating and visually translating written information, concept development and branding. She is also a published author and artist.
“Design should be used to help people and have a positive, lasting impact on our society. I’m proud to be part of a team that values and investigates this potential.”
Savanah is a creative graphic designer who develops designs and illustrations for our clients. She joined the Information Access Group in 2023 after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Design specialising in motion. Savanah has a background in fine arts and believes design is a way of starting discussions between people. She is passionate about human-centred experiences and applies her attention to detail to every client project.
“It is a great privilege to be part of a team that is creating accessibility and inclusion within our community - celebrating our diversity and recognising the needs of others.”
Lynn de Kretser
Events and Administration Manager
Lynn is an integral part of the Information Access Group business. Her experience supporting children with disability to integrate into a mainstream school environment gives her a unique perspective on the work we undertake. Lynn is passionate about holding events for our team that help create a sense of community and fun. This contributes to developing our strong internal workplace culture.
“I’m passionate about reaching those who need that extra bit of help. That’s why working at the Information Access Group means so much to me.”
David is a communications professional with a range of experience working in government, business and radio. He helps us to build new relationships with government departments, local councils and the disability and community sectors, to give them a better understanding of what we do and the importance of accessibility. As a screen reader user, David has extensive experience testing websites and online information for accessibility and usability.
“As a screen reader user, I often find websites difficult to use. I enjoy working with the Information Access Group to help identify problems and suggest fixes so that everyone can have a better experience online. And, until I started working here, I never understood how difficult it is to create an Easy Read version of a document. Easy Read documents are so much clearer and easier to understand. It’s definitely worth the effort.”
Imogen supports our team with research, communications and marketing activities. She regularly writes for our website, newsletter and social media and makes sure our information is reaching the right people. Imogen formally joined the Information Access Group in 2021 after featuring in some of our Easy Read photoshoots. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Japanese, at the University of Melbourne. She has a keen interest in foreign languages, linguistics, translation, literature and writing.
“Clear communications benefit everybody. I'm excited to be part of an organisation that is paving the way for an inclusive society and I really believe in the work we do.”