We bring together bespoke teams of experts to meet the needs of each project that we work on so you receive tailored insights from people in the know. With strong connections in the Indigenous and recruitment communities, if there is an issue, we know who to call.
Dr Manisha Amin
Chief Executive officer
Manisha is the chief strategist and visionary at Centre for Inclusive Design. With a background in strategic marketing, communication, transforming cultures and creativity she is a thought leader in the power of thinking from the edge. Manisha has a unique talent for seeing beyond the horizon to emerging trends, defining them and building powerful communities to bring them in to being. She is the host of the With, Not For podcast. Manisha has completed a Bachelor of Business Marketing, Master’s of Professional Writing and PhD on Communication and Social Enquiry.
Rebecca has extensive experience in senior financial, operational and strategic management roles and has worked in every commercial aspect in entrepreneurial, SME and established organisations. She has diverse technical skills, a unique understanding of business and brings a lifelong fascination with the human experience to her strategic focus at CfID. Rebecca has a Masters degree in Business Administration.
Inclusive User Experience Manager
Scott has a background in marketing and communications with a special interest in consumer behaviour and insight. He has worked with start-ups, financial services, professional services and multinational companies. Scott focuses on empowering others to design with inclusion in mind by embedding capability within businesses and providing insight to organisations. Scott has completed a Bachelor of Communication.
Gordon brings his expertise, knowledge and skills from a diverse career in Government and project management roles to lead Operations. Gordon finds it very satisfying to facilitate communication between individuals and groups who struggle to connect. He works to his values and is dedicated to helping people and improving lives. Gordon has a Bachelor of Construction Management and a Master’s of Business Administration.
Client Relationship Manager
Jack is a seasoned professional and supports organisations to deliver products and services that are accessible and usable for all people. He enjoys developing strong relationships with clients and bringing them on the journey of inclusive design. Jack lost his eyesight at the end of 2011 and has a lived understanding of the challenges faced by people with a disability, as well as the difference accessibility and inclusion can make. Jack has a Bachelor of Commerce
Marketing Team leader
Claire has recently finished her undergraduate degree and has a keen interest in social equity and understanding the human experience. She has worked as a disability support worker throughout her studies and worked with Ozharvest to establish an accessible volunteering program. Claire has completed a Bachelor of Communication and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation.
Digital Accessibility Specialist
Gregory Gibson has a background in project management with a specialisation in Information Technology. With 20 years’ experience Gregory has worked in companies ranging from boutique consulting firms to multinational system integrators. During this time Gregory has taken on the roles of a program and project manager, a project management office specialist, a trainer, and an accessibility specialist. Furthermore, Gregory has industry leading knowledge and experience of WCAG 2.1, PDF/UA, as well as MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe InDesign document remediation. Finally, in terms of knowledge in the digital accessibility space Gregory holds a Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility from the University of South Australia.
Sales and Project Manager
Myles is passionate about bringing awareness to issues in the community and tailoring creative solutions to meet his client's needs. He works to ensure that all digital content is accessible and without barriers for people, supporting and project managing Centre for Inclusive Design's accessibility services including usability testing, accessibility audits and document remediation.
User Experience Designer
Holly has a passion for searching for creative opportunities. She has a long history of work and management in customer-facing roles, and loves meeting and getting to know people from all walks of life. Throughout her studies, Holly has developed an interest in solving complex problems that aim to empower people and their communities through good design. Holly has completed a Bachelor in Product Design and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney.
UX Administration Officer
Gabriela has 12 years’ experience in accounting. She enjoys talking with people, sharing and learning new things. In transitioning into the Inclusive Design and accessibility space, she is now responsible for connecting with individuals and communities to recruit users with a wide range of experience and diversity to participate in UX sessions that will help improve product and services for business, governments, and non-profit organisations to gain insights and develop solutions that result in better experiences for everyone.
User Experience Designer
Alina’s background in exhibition design, sales and marketing helped her become the UX designer that she is today. She loves collaborating with people and working in diverse teams to solve design challenges. Her ability to solve problems in creative ways is her greatest asset. Having lived the majority of her life overseas, she is truly a world citizen, and design happens to be one of the many languages she speaks. Alina has a Bachelor in Exhibition Design and Museum Studies as well as certification in UX/UI Design.
Shikha N. Dwivedi
Sr. Digital Accessibility Specialist
Shikha boasts an impressive 13+ years in the IT sector. For over a decade, she excelled as a front-end developer, and her journey took an enriching turn towards accessibility. As a seasoned Digital Accessibility Specialist for more than 6 years, Shikha meticulously refines user experiences on client platforms, ensuring strict compliance with W3C standards and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. She conducts training to uplift knowledge and to spread awareness in accessibility space.
Her academic foundation includes a bachelor’s degree in information technology, and she further solidifies her professional prowess with CPACC certification. Shikha's commitment to excellence and her strategic approach makes her a valuable asset in the realm of digital accessibility, embodying a seamless blend of technical expertise and professional dedication.
Social Media Assistant
Francesca combines a passion for building inclusive communities with a background in design, art and social justice. She is currently studying for a Bachelor of Communications (Social and Political Science and Strategic Communications) and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney. In recent years Francesca has pursued her passion for art as a means of community engagement and expression in the areas of sustainability, Constitutional Recognition and social inclusion.
Product Manager & Inclusive Design Specialist
Michelle draws from her lived experience of feeling like an other to create safe spaces for connection. She has extensive experience in design research, user experience and service design for public and private organisations. Michelle leads inclusive design capability building and coaches a community of inclusive design advocates on embedding inclusion in everyday practice. Her background ranges from technology consulting, healthcare and education. Michelle has a Bachelor in Vision Science and a Graduate Certificate in Social and Service Design.
Angela has worked with Centre for Inclusive Design for over 20 years and keeps our office running smoothly. She enjoys being a part of an organisation that continues to make a difference. Angela is legally deaf and has a lived understanding of challenges faced by people with disability and the difference accessibility and inclusion can make. She is also our in-house Auslan coach.
Todd is a senior front-end developer with over 20 years experience and is also a member of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). He has worked in front and back-end development roles and focuses on Accessibility. Todd is an Accessibility advocate and believes it should be universally implemented, making the web inclusive and accessible for all.
Inclusive Cyber Researcher
Gab's passion for accessibility and inclusion brought them all the way to Australia from the United States. With a background in policy, research, and web accessibility, Gab joins CfID as an researcher, focusing on a project discussing inclusive design in the cyber fields. As a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s in History and Gender Studies, Gab is incredibly excited to learn from the other members of the CfID team and learn from their collaborative and creative approaches to inclusive design.
Shiri is a user experience designer with a creative flare. She has a background in psychology and customer experience and merges both disciplines to design inclusive user experiences. Previously, she worked in aged care and NDIS tech companies, where she discovered the need for catering to the full range of human diversity. Shiri has a Bachelor of Psychological Science.
John Suter Linton
John has worked in media for over 30 years. He has worked across a variety of institutions including the government sector, not-for-profit, education and health in media management, public affairs, stakeholder management and journalism. He is also an author of seven non-fiction books. John brings his communications expertise to CfID as well as his passion for inclusivity and creating accessible media.
Communications and Advocacy Lead
Anne is our Communications and Advocacy Lead. Since 2015, she has worked across the Australian trade union movement as well as in the refugee sector, garnering extensive experience in campaigns, communications and in organising. Anne has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Media as well as an Honours degree in Politics, and a Diploma in Art.