Dr Peta Spear
Peta oversees the Foundation's suite of business activities and products, and works closely with our General Manager and team managers to ensure our service delivery is of the highest possible standard.
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Peta began her public sector career working in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Australian Film Commission in the 1980s. While at the Commission, Peta developed the first edition of the industry resource, Get the Picture: Essential Data on Australian Film, Television, Video and Interactive Video. After working in film production, she then worked as a writer and published 3 books.
Peta returned to study in the 1990s and completed a PhD in writing before working at the Centre for Professional Development at Macquarie University. In 2003, Peta co-founded the Foundation with Dr Neil James.
Peta was co-convener of the Plain Language Association InterNational 2009 conference in Sydney. She has participated in plain language conferences in Washington, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Stockholm, Mexico City and Dublin.
Our clients say
I appreciate being able to discuss with Peta the best approach to each project, because a 'one size fits all' approach simply doesn't work.
Communications manager, finance sector
We've worked with other organisations to improve our writing, but Peta's guidance and the Foundation's work was exceptional and impressive.
CEO, government agency