The LP Team
Founder & Head of Product
Shane is the one and only Founder of Intrepica, the company behind LiteracyPlanet. Over 10 years ago, Shane realised the magic and power that creative software had to draw children into a world of learning that could change their lives for the better. It was this understanding, and his love for the intricacies of the English language, that inspired a business focused on enriching the teaching and learning experiences of educators, parents, and children around the world.
Chief Executive Officer
Tom is on a mission to transform the way people learn. He is humbled to be leading the LiteracyPlanet team who are inspiring a lifetime of learning. Tom is a proud dad of three kids and loves nature, the outdoors, adventure and travel.
Head of Customer Success
Renee is passionate about helping customers and providing the best possible service to complement their LiteracyPlanet experience. Renee fosters individual customer relationships to deeply understand what makes their teaching journey so special. She loves to travel with her family, exploring new places, not to mention undertaking a good house renovation.
Head of People & Culture
Karina is a very passionate HR Manager; company culture is always front-of-mind and she believes that it’s our amazing people that make LiteracyPlanet the best place to work. She really enjoys seeing others succeed around her and is focused on fostering continual growth and development. Karina is an animal lover and would have 100 dogs if she could fit them in her home!
Learning Design Manager
Annelise loves being involved in making meaningful learning experiences that bring joy to not only the learner but also to the teacher, who is always forefront in everything she does. Annelise enjoys her role in helping the team create the most fun, engaging, and truly effective literacy product that both students and their teachers will love. Most of all, Annelise loves sharing her home with family and friends.
Kylie Della Valle
Education Content Specialist
Kylie is a primary school educator with more than 18 years of classroom and leadership practice gained in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked as a Curriculum Co-ordinator, where she led the strategic design, development and implementation of English teaching, learning and assessment. She has co-ordinated the administration of Australia’s Best Start and NAPLAN standardised assessment programs, and led teams to analyse data and evaluate program effectiveness. With a Certificate of Gifted Education, she has also directed whole-school differentiation of the Australian English curriculum to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.
Richard is the Chairman of LiteracyPlanet, a director of iCar Asia Limited and has been a director of a range of companies in Australia and Asia in the technology, digital media, pharmaceutical, and not-for-profit sectors.
Founder & Executive Director
Founding Intrepica in 2008, Shane had already been developing and publishing e-learning products for 10 years under his first company, Macroworks. This early success and subsequent experience paved the way for today's dynamic business and SaaS platform, which is empowering educators to deliver real English literacy learning outcomes for students of all ages and abilities around the world. Shane's passion for product and culture is shared across the company, continuing to drive creativity and innovation that supports an ever expanding LiteracyPlanet community.
Justin is currently with Ellerston Capital as a Senior Investment Manager in the private equity portfolio. He has over 18 years of experience in investments and financial markets. Prior to joining Ellerston, Justin was Chief Financial Officer of Cover Genius, a disruptive global insurance tech platform. Prior to this, Justin was a Director at Citigroup for six years, in equity research as head of Telecommunications, Media and Technology sector coverage for Australia and New Zealand, where he focused on thematic and company specific investment research, including coverage of IPO’s and corporate transactions. Before joining Citigroup, Justin spent four years as an Equity Research Analyst with RBS/ABN Amro bank in London where he covered media and entertainment companies throughout Europe. Justin commenced his career as an auditor with EY. He has a Bachelor of Commerce, (Finance and Accounting), University of Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.