Steering Committee

National Reading Writing Hotline Steering Committee Members

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Brigette Bergin
Director – Foundation Skills Strategic Policy

Jessica Francis
Foundation Skills Strategic Policy

Anna Hemmings
Director – SEE Program

Community Colleges Australia

Don Perlgut
Chief Executive Officer

NSW Department of Industry

Kripa Kandel
Training Sector Governance

South Australia

Ben Rice
Senior Policy Advisor – Strategy and Business, Co-ordination Directorate
Department of State Development

Jen Zhao
Principal Lecturer – Foundation Skills, TAFE SA


Sue Costello
Manager – 26Ten

Western Australia

Fiona Preston
Policy, Planning & Research – Department of Training and Workforce Development


Scott Bray
Executive Director – TELLS, TAFE QLD

The Reading Writing Hotline

Vanessa Iles
Manager – Reading Writing Hotline

Jill Finch
Project Officer – Reading Writing Hotline


Lyn Wilson
Team Leader – Literacy

Adult Learning Australia

Jenny Macaffer

Ros Bauer
Board Member

Australian Council of Adult Literacy (ACAL)

Joanne Medlin

Northern Territory

Robyn Ober
IRC Fellow – Batchelor Institute

Wendy Kennedy
Thematic Team Leader – Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Charles Darwin University

Judith McKay
LLN Specialist – Workforce Development


Linno Rhodes
Co-President – Victorian Adult Literacy Basic Education Council (VALBEC)

Sally Thompson
Manager – Literacy, Numeracy and Employability Strategy
Department of Education and Training