Meredith Thumann




Meredith has trained in plain English for over 4 years, running both Baseline and advanced Getting to the point® workshops for the Foundation.

She enjoys working with corporate clients such as Telstra, REST Industry Super and Ausgrid. But she also relishes the challenges of the public sector, where her clients include the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Sydney Water and the federal Department of Human Services.

Meredith continues to inject her love of language into her training, and firmly believes in the power of storytelling to enhance learning.

Before joining the Foundation, Meredith spent 15 years training English in Germany. She is particularly familiar with the corporate sector, where she has gained experience across many industries.

Professional qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (HBA Learning Centres)
  • Communication and Language Trainer Certificate (Corporate) (Skylight, Stuttgart)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (University of Sydney)


Meredith keeps up to date on plain English through PLAIN and the Plain Language Advocates.

 Our clients say

Thank you Meredith. Your ability to adjust examples and data to our organisation and your obvious strength as an educator, made the 2 days so very valuable.

Unit leader, state education department

Meredith is clearly very passionate and this comes across in the way she presents.

Head of human resources, banking corporation