Personnel

Bruce Bromley

Bruce Bromley Accredited Disability Access ConsultantManaging Director
Accredited SDA Assessor,
Registration Number SDA00002
Accredited Livable Housing Assessor,
Registration Number: LHA10002

Bruce has over 32 years’ experience in disability access, architectural design, documentation & project management. He was also a co-author of the SDA Design Standards

He formed Equal Access Pty Ltd in 2007 in response to growing recognition, that whilst businesses were being urged to respond to their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act, the majority of assistance available was focused almost entirely upon the needs of the individual with a disability without an understanding of the impacts and practicalities for building owners, managers and consultants.

Bruce also specialises in evacuation procedures and policy for people with a disability and is a member of the Fire Protection Association Australia.

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Accredited Disability Access Consultant | Association of Consultants in Access Australia, Inc. (ACAA) MN 187
    Advisory, Auditing and Design
  • Co-author of the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard
  • Lead Author, Changing Place Design Standard & Accredited Changing Places assessor CP002
  • Member Standards Australia development committee FP-017 Emergency Management Planning – Facilities (AS 3745)
  • Member, Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)
  • Certificate of Technology – Architectural Drafting
  • Registered Building Practitioner. DP-AD 27678

Karina Ces

Karina-CesDirector, General Manager
Bachelor of Business
Human Resources Major

Karina has been involved in business administration for over 30 years. Her experience is across a wide range of business sectors including banking, government and medical.  Key areas are due diligence and compliance, ensuring our company meets its statutory obligations.

Karina has first-hand experience in property management and is responsible for our company’s financial position and performance.

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Disability Access Consultant | Association of Consultants in Access Australia Inc. (ACAA) Associate MN 432
  • Certificate IV in Access Consulting
  • Monash University – Bachelor of Business, Human Resources Major
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Kate Cowburn

Kate-Cowburn-Disability-Access-ConsultantTeam Leader
Accredited SDA Assessor,
Registration Number SDA00006
Accredited Livable Housing Assessor,
Registration Number: LHA20038

Kate is a qualified Occupational Therapist with over 5 years of experience working with people with a range of disabilities across acute and community care. After pursuing some further studies in design she developed an interest in Inclusive and Universal Design.

Kate aims to combine her experience as an Occupational Therapist with her interest in design in order to advocate for people with disability, ensuring equal opportunities to access and participate in the built environment. Kate is working to provide specialist access advice for building compliance without losing sight of the functional needs of people with disability.

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Accredited Disability Access Consultant | Association of Consultants in Access Australia Inc. (ACAA) MN 533
  • Diploma of Access Consulting/ Qualified Access Consultant
  • Accredited Changing Places assessor
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons), Deakin University
  • Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)

Alison Shiels

Alison Shiels Accredited Disability Access ConsultantAccredited SDA Assessor,
Registration Number SDA00048
Accredited Livable Housing Assessor,
Registration Number: LHA20051

Alison is a highly experienced access consultant that has been working in the field since 2012, which has provided her with a sound understanding of stakeholders obligations under evolving Disability Legislation, Codes & Standards. Her experience has included large and complex access projects; hospitals, health care buildings, multi-use developments, aged care facilities, public transport buildings, educational facilities, office, retail, hotels, sports precincts, aquatic and recreational facilities.

Alison was Western Australia’s first Changing Place Assessor and is proud to have been involved in the accreditation of many Changing Place projects throughout regional and metro areas in WA from Perth through to Port Hedland.

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Accredited Disability Access Consultant | Association of Consultants in Access Australia Inc. (ACAA) MN 417
  • Diploma of Access Consulting
  • Cert IV Access Consultant
  • Accredited Changing Places assessor
  • Introduction to Universal Design, Centre for Universal Design, Australia
  • Manual Handling & Hoist Training, Rocky Bay Western Australia
  • Disability & A Good Life, Thinking through Disability, UNSW, Sydney
  • Understanding the NCC Disability Access Provisions, ABCB
  • Member, Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies & Environments (GAATES)
  • Member, People with Disability (PwD)

Tanisha Cowell

Accredited Livable Housing Assessor,
Registration Number: 20127
Completed SDA Assessor Course
(exam passed, Accreditation pending)

Tanisha has 5 years of direct experience working with individuals with disability, and more recent indirect experience working in disability access.

Her knowledge of the intertwined influence of the person, their environment and the activities conducted therein through occupational therapy theory and principles, allows for an in-depth understanding of the importance of businesses to provide accessible built environments and adhere to their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Associate Disability Access Consultant | Association of Consultants in Access Australia Inc. (ACAA) MN 527
  • Certificate III Health Services Assistance
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)
  • AHPRA Registration No: OCC0002093504
  • Board Member of Centre for Universal Design Australia
  • Director of Centre for Universal Design Australia
  • Multi-Sensory Environment Training

Mark Krause

Mark-Krause-Disability-Access-ConsultantAccredited Livable Housing Assessor,
Registration Number: 20039
Completed SDA Assessor Course
(exam passed, Accreditation pending)

Mark is a qualified architect and registered building inspector (limited) with over 34 years’ experience in building and construction in Victoria. He has vast experience in management of design, documentation and contract administration of building projects including all, planning permit processes, preparation of documentation, design drawings through to preparation and administration of contracts and major subcontracts in a range of both private, commercial and government building development projects.

Mark has a sound up to date knowledge of Building Regulations (2006) and legislative requirements / Building Act (1993), BCA, Australian Standards, Local Planning schemes, Rescode and council variations to Rescode, relevant rules and guidelines, Local and council service companies.

Mark has worked with local government in both public housing and school design ensuring compliance with Australian Standards for Design and Access mobility and the Disability Discrimination Act

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Associate Disability Access Consultant |Association of Consultants in Access Australia, Inc. (ACAA) MN 552
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honors)
  • Diploma of Building Surveying
  • Registered Architect A.I.A
  • Registered Building Inspector. IN-L- 41690
  • Member of Architeam Co-operative Ltd
  • Construction Industry White Card (formerly Red Card)
  • Member of Archicentre

Pia Chandoke

Pia-ChandokeLHA Design Guideline Assessor
(completed, Accreditation pending)
Completed SDA Assessor Course
(exam passed, Accreditation pending)

Pia’s experience as an Assistant Building Surveyor includes the assessment of plans in accordance with applicable legislation including Building Act, Australian Standards, Building Codes and issuing Building Permits, Occupancy and Final Certificates.

Her experience extends to the coordination and support of daily inspection activities starting from site inspections through to building permit issues, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • Diploma of Access Consulting
  • Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)
  • Bachelor of Arts

Teddy

The Tedster HR Manager_REStaff Relationship Manager & Office Counsellor

Teddy is our Human Relations manager and staff counsellor, his role within the company is to personally greet all staff at the door on their arrival and welcome them with a tail wag.

With an ever-increasing brood to feed, Teddy combines his parental duties and work commitments with aplomb. A master negotiator who uses his caramel eyes to great effect and diffuse stressful situations.

Teddy understands the importance of taking time to stop and smell the roses (and trees, bushes, power poles, letterboxes, you get the drift)

Affiliations/Qualifications

  • Diploma of Ball Catching
  • Member Australian Walks for Dogs Association
  • Honorary Doctorate in Hugs for Medicine