About Convo Australia
Convo Australia was established in April 2021 as part of the Convo Global family, with the goal of bringing a new choice for Deaf and hard of hearing Australians to get access to Auslan interpreting services anytime, anywhere.
As a Deaf-owned company, our understanding of human connection is different from most. In a rapidly-advancing world, technology is often developed on the basis of spoken language. We offer a different perspective: sign-centric communication solutions that just feel right.
Convo Australia acknowledges and respects the members of the deaf community in Australia, who preserve their rich heritage, culture and our sign language, Auslan. We also acknowledge our custodians of Auslan, promoting awareness, equality and access through our sign language. Through Auslan, we inspire future leaders in our deaf community to continue our legacy and heritage.
Convo Australia acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and as the Traditional Custodians of the Country and their connections to land, sea and community where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Chief Executive Officer
Kyle has been a strong advocate for the Australian Deaf Community, raising the profile of Auslan, its culture and language at all levels, and was the first-ever presenter at the National Press Club to give an entire presentation in Auslan. Kyle is a founding member of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), and is currently responsible for the Secretariat of WFD - Oceania.
Director of Business Development
Following an extensive career as a senior manager in the IT industry, Todd is now achieving his dream of providing greater accessibility to Auslan interpreting services to the Deaf community. With Convo Australia, Todd is continuing his life-long contribution to the Australian Deaf community and their language and culture, carrying on from his past leadership roles in Deaf Australia and the Deaf Society, in which he represented Australia at an international level.
Director of Interpreter
With a career as an Auslan/ English interpreter spanning two decades, Danielle is an industry leader in the provision of video interpreting services with experience in both Australia and the UK. She was the Coordinator for Australia’s first Video Relay Service, enabling Deaf people to make telephone calls in their primary language.
Danielle is driven to see greater collaboration and partnership between the deaf community and Interpreters.
Sarah Maree Gillespie
Sarah Maree is a passionate graphic designer with experience in delivering industrial and commercial projects over the last 10 years in Australia and in international levels, with particular focus in digital motion, website development, and graphic and digital design. She is embracing and learning from new challenges, and is looking forward to working with Convo Australia at the international level.
Customer Service Officer
Joshua is the Customer Service Officer for Convo Australia and is responsible with the customer’s journey. Joshua comes from deaf family and have been involved in the deaf community and working with deaf children before moving onto new challenge which he believe is the new future of accessibility for deaf people.