About LOTE

We are Australia’s leading intercultural savvy communications company

Our accredited team of translators know it’s not just about translating the literal word – it’s about conveying the meaning.

Superb quality language translations every time.

From our translators to desktop publishers, from our media managers to graphic designers, and from our copywriters to online content specialists, our staff have one thing in common – we deliver. We have managed government and corporate multicultural communications since 1998. Working efficiently and within budget, LOTE meets clients’ communication, research, media and production needs.

We base our success on having:

Professional Translations

Access to over 150 nationally accredited NAATI translators

Advertising Experts

Extensive cross-cultural media and advertising experience.

Australia's Best Multicultural Talent

In-house multicultural graphic design, desktop publishing and online content specialists.

Best Equipment

Including an In-house audio recording & video production studio.

Meet our team.

Adrienne Meakin

Adrienne Meakin

Managing Director

Responsible for the ultimate leadership and performance of LOTE, Adrienne is passionate about bringing a unique perspective to the multicultural communications space.

She believes that diversity and inclusion in the modern landscape means breaking down barriers and misconceptions about how we ‘should’ communicate with diverse audiences.

Bringing a best-in-breed team together to assist LOTE’s clients, Adrienne genuinely enjoys developing creative communication solutions for multicultural audiences.

David Bartlett

David Bartlett

General Manager

David has spent the last 15 years in the law enforcement sector with state and federal government agencies. David has years of experience managing multi-disciplinary teams in high-risk environments and has held other more diverse roles including stakeholder engagement and capability development positions.

David has been an advisor to The LOTE Agency on digital capability development and business improvement initiatives for over 8 years. David has travelled the world and is a Churchill Fellow having completed his fellowship research in 2018. David’s tertiary background includes a Bachelor of Multimedia from Swinburne University, several diplomas in public safety and training and is two subjects into a Masters in Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism.

Ashveen Chand

Ashveen Chand

Client Services

Ash comes from a strong sales and relationship management background that primarily revolved around the Banking sector speaking to a diverse range of stakeholders. Moving industries to follow his passion for multiculturalism, Ash is across all of client services for LOTE. 

He helps clients communicate their message and vision to CALD communities, through collaboration and out of the box ideas. Ash is also proud to be a Multicultural Mental Health Ambassador which lets him help vulnerable communities fight the stigma of mental health. Outside of work, Ash loves to use his free time to watch and play sport, especially AFL, as he is a mad Richmond supporter.

Coming from a migrant family, Ash is grateful for the life he is able to live being in Australia and wants to help break down communication barriers to create a cohesive society.

Jennifer Stanford

Jennifer Stanford

Senior Production Manager

Since starting with LOTE Marketing in 2004, Jennifer has expanded her professional desktop publishing skills and responsibilities to include multicultural audio production, creative direction, project management and strategic problem solving. 

Jennifer’s role encompasses management of the production team to ensure timely completion of all projects to an exceptional standard. Jennifer cares about facilitating the link between efficient CALD communication and effective marketing materials. Jennifer holds the following qualifications: Certificate III in Business, Certificate III in Desktop Publishing, Certificate IV in Electronic Publishing, and Diploma in Management. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys free hand drawing and long distance running. 

Mylene Wheeler

Mylene Wheeler

Account Manager

Mylene comes from a media background where she was involved in developing and implementing Government media campaigns; including activity targeted towards Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) audiences.

Since joining the LOTE team, Mylene is responsible for account management and assists clients every step of the way from the initial brief to the final evaluation. She has a great interest in collaborating with clients and CALD communities to effectively communicate important messages to CALD audiences. Outside of work, Mylene enjoys learning about new places and cultures and likes to travel around Australia and abroad as much as possible. 

Amina Rakhmankulova

Amina Rakhmankulova

Research Assistant

Amina holds a BA degree in Linguistics and Translation and an MA in Intercultural Communications from two major European universities. She has extensive experience working around the globe as a translator, communications specialist and content marketer in various industries. 

Amina is passionate about learning foreign languages, which are currently five, but it’s just a start. Besides that, her biggest hobby is exploring new countries and capturing their beauty in her photography and travel stories.

Alastair Love

Alastair Love

Marketing Manager

Alastair has 10 years’ international experience in marketing strategy, brand and multichannel campaign delivery, with roles at start-ups, SMEs and listed companies across media, technology, wine and automotive.

Alastair is interested in different cultures and languages, having read French & Italian at the University of Exeter in the UK, lived in France and Italy and travelled across Europe and to the USA with work.  

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and outside of work is into cars, marathon running and furthering his Australian wine education!

Jillian Kondakos

Jillian Kondakos

Project Support Officer

Jillian has over 20 years’ experience working in the media and publishing industry with her primary focus in custom publishing. Jillian supports the team with all client projects and has a great understanding for clients’ needs. 

Outside of LOTE Jillian is passionate about supporting the local community with volunteer work. She is heavily involved in community sports clubs and has held the treasurers position for two sporting clubs for the past 4 years.

Peta Reynolds

Peta Reynolds

Project Manager

Peta Reynolds joined LOTE in 2008 and is an integral part of the production team with exceptional skills and experience in bilingual typesetting, desktop publishing and audio production.

Peta has a love for all things technology and is 100% geek. She seems to be able to speak computers and they just behave for her. She loves to read, play games, listening to music and spending time with family and friends

Nina Enero

Nina Enero

Account Executive

Nina has been in the media industry for 4 years, giving her adequate knowledge in Advertising, Marketing Management, Media Relations and Communications. Since joining the LOTE team, Nina has been responsible for account management and client relationship.

In her free time, Nina loves to watch a good thriller movie that keeps her on the edge of her seat or a feel good rom-com to relax and unwind.

What our clients think.

You are one of the few people to over-deliver and exceed our expectations.

Fair Work Australia

LOTE's innovative strategies were instrumental in assisting us to determine the impact of water safety programs amongst the East Gippsland indigenous community.

Life Saving Victoria

Thank you all so much for all your hard work. I know you did extra-long hours, bent over backwards for us, and delivered every single time.

Centrelink

Thank you very much for your assistance – we can always rely on you and your fabulous team!!!

Blaze Advertising

Quality professional translating conveys the meaning of the written word whilst maintaining the integrity of the message with due consideration to written style, cultural sensitivity and target audience.

GeCoS

Good to be working with an agency that is so thorough.

City West Water

I kindly acknowledge your great communications work, as usual. Thanks Team.

NSW Fire Brigade

The LOTE Agency continually provide professional and timely services for CAV. We are more than happy with our translations and continue to use LOTE when we add a new language to our resources suite.

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Your translation services have been exceptional. Really enjoy working with your translation team.

City of Dandenong

I just wanted to let you know that our health promotion team raved about the help you gave them since our initial talk and couldn't be happier with the outcomes. Thanks so much!

Dental Health Services Victoria

Our Values

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Flexibility

Innovative thinking and flexibility of approach to our work.
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Integrity

To act with honour in all situations.
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Commitment

To the business, to our Clients and to each other.
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Connectivity

Connecting People and Ideas to achieve innovative solutions for our Clients. Communication and openness in our internal connections.
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Reliability

Always dependable for our clients and always consistent in our output.

Our Clients

Communicating Has Never Been So Easy

In-house specialist marketing, translation, production, desktop publishing services, all in one place.