Annie McAuley - Founder & CEO  Annie has a background in research with a PhD in medical science, and was motivated to create TalkiPlay for her daughter. As the mother of two amazing kids, Annie has seen the benefits of early intervention in language development and can't wait to share her experience and results with you!

Annie McAuley - Founder & CEO

Annie has a background in research with a PhD in medical science, and was motivated to create TalkiPlay for her daughter. As the mother of two amazing kids, Annie has seen the benefits of early intervention in language development and can't wait to share her experience and results with you!

Rowan Holmes-Smith - Technology Officer  Rowan has over 15 years experience in technology & production media. He creates all the audio that makes TalkiPlay such high quality. If he is not in the studio he can be found on the slopes skiing up a storm.

Rowan Holmes-Smith - Technology Officer

Rowan has over 15 years experience in technology & production media. He creates all the audio that makes TalkiPlay such high quality. If he is not in the studio he can be found on the slopes skiing up a storm.

Kelly Mikunda - Customer Service Manager  Kelly completed a Bachelor in Marketing and IT and has over 20 years experience in administrative roles ranging from office management to executive support. She is consumer focused and has applied her extensive knowledge of kids apps and programs to ensure that TalkiPlay is user friendly and fun to use! She is the mother to two boys and on the weekends enjoys spending time with them - and baking up yummy things to eat!

Kelly Mikunda - Customer Service Manager

Kelly completed a Bachelor in Marketing and IT and has over 20 years experience in administrative roles ranging from office management to executive support. She is consumer focused and has applied her extensive knowledge of kids apps and programs to ensure that TalkiPlay is user friendly and fun to use! She is the mother to two boys and on the weekends enjoys spending time with them - and baking up yummy things to eat!

Indah Ibrahim - UX Designer  Indah is a UX designer who just completed her study at Academy Xi. She enjoys working with her visuals and empathy to produce beautiful and creative experiences for our users. On the weekend, she loves to explore Australian nature, art, eat healthy and exercise. She loves working with her crafts and makes her own jewellery on the side.

Indah Ibrahim - UX Designer

Indah is a UX designer who just completed her study at Academy Xi. She enjoys working with her visuals and empathy to produce beautiful and creative experiences for our users. On the weekend, she loves to explore Australian nature, art, eat healthy and exercise. She loves working with her crafts and makes her own jewellery on the side.

Christopher Krainer – Product Development  Chris has been in product development and various related functions such as quality, product verification manufacturing and project management of medical and consumer devices for more than 15 years. He holds an engineering degree in electronics as well as a business degree in entrepreneurship and innovation and is also a certified Project Management Professional. He applies his extensive experience to help with the development and manufacturing of TalkiPlay. Chris cares about our future, in particular about global health and educational challenges and therefore truly believes on the positive impact Talkiplay has on our kids. In his free time, Chris tries to get rid of his native Austrian accent, perhaps Talkiplay can also help with that in the future.

Christopher Krainer – Product Development

Chris has been in product development and various related functions such as quality, product verification manufacturing and project management of medical and consumer devices for more than 15 years. He holds an engineering degree in electronics as well as a business degree in entrepreneurship and innovation and is also a certified Project Management Professional. He applies his extensive experience to help with the development and manufacturing of TalkiPlay. Chris cares about our future, in particular about global health and educational challenges and therefore truly believes on the positive impact Talkiplay has on our kids. In his free time, Chris tries to get rid of his native Austrian accent, perhaps Talkiplay can also help with that in the future.

Max Onishi - Senior Mobile Engineer @BlueChilli  Max is a mobile app engineer who has more than 20 years of experience and developed many apps for startups including the first prototype of TalkiPlay app. By using previous knowledge developing TalkiPlayer prototype and past experiences, he brings TalkiPlay to the user's hand that helps kids learn with fun. he is big kids at heart and loves to play video games on his spare time and adventure out with his wife to discover tasty food on weekend.

Max Onishi - Senior Mobile Engineer @BlueChilli

Max is a mobile app engineer who has more than 20 years of experience and developed many apps for startups including the first prototype of TalkiPlay app. By using previous knowledge developing TalkiPlayer prototype and past experiences, he brings TalkiPlay to the user's hand that helps kids learn with fun. he is big kids at heart and loves to play video games on his spare time and adventure out with his wife to discover tasty food on weekend.

Amanda Derham, BA, Grad Dip SS & Bus, FAICD  A linguist by training and a communicator by nature Amanda has had a portfolio executive career of 30+ years. She has held leadership positions at companies of all sizes and stages, from startups to public companies, often during periods of internal or external change. Her non-executive Director roles have been in the public and private sectors including companies in transport infrastructure, food manufacturing, welfare services and sporting organisations. As a golf tragic, mother of three, social media addict, venture partner, angel investor, entrepreneur, mentor and advisor many of Amanda's big career wins have come from listening to, building for and betting on women.

Amanda Derham, BA, Grad Dip SS & Bus, FAICD

A linguist by training and a communicator by nature Amanda has had a portfolio executive career of 30+ years. She has held leadership positions at companies of all sizes and stages, from startups to public companies, often during periods of internal or external change. Her non-executive Director roles have been in the public and private sectors including companies in transport infrastructure, food manufacturing, welfare services and sporting organisations.
As a golf tragic, mother of three, social media addict, venture partner, angel investor, entrepreneur, mentor and advisor many of Amanda's big career wins have come from listening to, building for and betting on women.

Catherine Robson - Investor and Board Member  Catherine is an accomplished entrepreneur and award-winning financial adviser. Post her own successful exit, Catherine has been an active early stage investor, joining the board of TalkiPlay after participating in the company’s initial capital raise. Catherine is passionate about health and the positive impact of high-quality, evidence based, early intervention in the lives of not only individuals but the broader community. With 2 teenage children, Catherine continues to see the profound benefits of early childhood education and the need to make learning fun.

Catherine Robson - Investor and Board Member

Catherine is an accomplished entrepreneur and award-winning financial adviser. Post her own successful exit, Catherine has been an active early stage investor, joining the board of TalkiPlay after participating in the company’s initial capital raise. Catherine is passionate about health and the positive impact of high-quality, evidence based, early intervention in the lives of not only individuals but the broader community. With 2 teenage children, Catherine continues to see the profound benefits of early childhood education and the need to make learning fun.