Ian Roache - Chairman
Ian Roache joined the Board of Directors at Media Access Australia in 2001 and has been serving as the Chairman of the Board since 2012. He is currently the owner of Lodestone Direction, providing business advisory, marketing and communications.
Ian has also held director positions at both Lodestone Direction Pty Ltd and the Industry Capability Network.
Helen Crossing - BSC, DIPED, MED, MAPS
Helen Crossing has been on the board of Media Access Australia and its previous incarnation the Australian Caption Centre since 1998. She is the founder and Managing Director of HCA Consulting Group and works closely with CEOs and executives to develop skills in leadership, performance management, influence skills and emotional resilience.
Helen is committed to the integration of counselling and psychological services within all facets of our community, in particular at all tiers of the education system and industry associations supporting professionals who require vocational based training and support. She is a registered Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Victoria M Rubensohn - AM, MA, LLB, Master of Human Rights, MAICD
Victoria Rubensohn joined the Board of Directors at the Australian Caption Centre in 1997 and has stayed on through the transitions. She has extensive experience as a Director and has been on numerous boards including The Fred Hollows Foundation, Telephone Information Services Standards Council, Communication and Media Law Association and the Classification Review Board.
Victoria worked in radio and television in Australia and the USA, especially communications regulatory policy for most of her professional life. Victoria has been a Member of the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal, the Immigration Review Tribunal and Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive. Victoria has been a Member of the Order of Australia since 2004 and is Deputy Chair of Communications Compliance Ltd.
Bill worked in financial education for 30 years and has completed major training projects to improve skills and knowledge in a broad range of Australian and Asian financial markets.
Bill’s current focus is mentoring CEOs. He chooses to serve on the Board to contribute his financial and governance skills and experience to the charity, as it supports better access for those with a disability.
At the age of 17, Kenny was given a medical diagnosis that changed the course of his life. Kenny was diagnosed with a rare eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa and became increasingly reliant on technology. The reliance on technology led him to develop a love of computer science. He completed a tertiary degree and began a highly fulfilling career in this field.
Kenny joined the Centre for Inclusive Design board in 2019. He is head of the Cyber Security solution area in the Customer Success Group at Microsoft. Kenny is committed and passionate about building highly diverse, equitable, and inclusive Cyber Security teams that are prepared to respond to today's threat actors.