CEO Elizabeth Compton started at LanguageLoop in February 2016 with a strong vision for language services. Her 20 years’ prior experience in executive and leadership roles in corporate affairs, strategic planning and sales and marketing in Australia, London, Amsterdam and New York, have shaped her outlook towards businesses better serving communities.
Previously Elizabeth worked as the GM of Corporate Affairs for VicTrack where she led the strategic corporate and business planning process to ensure a robust and sustainable financial future for the state’s $21B in transport assets. She also led the government relations, communications, digital, media and marketing functions.
Prior to this she held a range of responsibilities in stakeholder and government relations at the Financial Ombudsman Service and worked in the energy sector to implement regulatory changes to reduce carbon emissions at the Environment Protection Authority. During nearly 10 years overseas, Elizabeth worked for Yamaha Motors Europe and Goldman Sachs International in Corporate Affairs and Investment Banking roles.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Sociology) from Swinburne University, a Masters in European & International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and a Certificate in Journalism from New York University. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2018 attended Harvard Business School's Executive Leadership program. Elizabeth speaks Dutch and French, is a keen netballer and recently joined the Melbourne Lions football club in the inaugural AFL Women's Masters competition.
Czarina Howells is the newest addition to the executive team. She has over 20 years' experience in the commercial sector which includes the Bank of Melbourne, Telstra and most recently, the National Sales Manager for one of adidas' key Australian distributors.
Czarina's role is to drive new sales and revenue growth, LanguageLoop's marketing and communications strategy, as well as the recruitment of talented interpreters and translators. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Sociology and Political Science), with Honours in Sociology from the University of Tasmania. Proudly Filipino, Czarina speaks English and Tagalog.
Marcellina Wijaya has more than 20 years' experience in executive and leadership roles in finance and accounting in Australia, Singapore and Indonesia. Marcellina's tenure with LanguageLoop commenced in 2009.
Marcellina holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Parahyangan Catholic University Bandung Indonesia, a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University Sydney and has been a Member of CPA Australia since 2013. Fluent in English and Indonesian, she also speaks basic Mandarin.
Nitin Padman joined LanguageLoop in 2016 with over 18 years' leadership experience in customer experience management, people management, revenue generation, change management, quality assurance and service improvement.
Prior to joining LanguageLoop, Nitin had a successful track record at Hewlett Packard, GE and Citibank of setting up contact centres across multiple countries including Singapore, Manilla, India and the UK and of managing large operations driving optimal delivery results through proactive management.
Nitin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from St Joseph's College of Commerce and speaks over 6 languages, including Hindi, Gujarati and Malayalam.
Head of Strategic Projects Frans Moens started at LanguageLoop in 2010. He is an experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the translation and localisation industry in strategic management, business analysis, product management and customer service operations. Fluent in English and Dutch, Frans has a passion for multilingual and cultural environments, which is of great advantage for his role in delivering crucial services within Australia's multicultural society.
Prior to LanguageLoop, Frans worked at a global customer experience agency in various roles including Operations Manager for the European and Asia Pacific markets. Before his move to Australia, Frans worked for a global ICT Service Provider in the Netherlands holding various roles at the Dutch Post and a lead Dutch bank.
Frans holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Services and Management from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, with additional professional development in areas including business analysis, managerial leadership, project management, process management and marketing.
IT Manager Selvakumar Arulraj started at LanguageLoop in February 2012. He has over 10 years' prior experience in the language service industry in various IT support, service management and project management roles.
Selvakumar oversees the IT technology roadmap and strategy for LanguageLoop. He also manages the ICT team, suppliers and support agreements, as well as the maintenance and development of all IT and communications systems.
Selvakumar holds a Masters in Multimedia Technology from Swinburne University and a Bachelors in Information Technology from Coimbatore Institute of Technology. He speaks English and Tamil.
Claire Mullins has been the Translations Manager at LanguageLoop since 2014. Originally from Ireland, Claire has held a diverse range of technical translations and management positions in multinational organisations in Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia, including SAP and ANZ.
Claire holds an honours Bachelor of Arts in Applied Languages with a major in Translation Theory from Dublin City University and is currently undertaking a distance-learning Master's program from the University of Strasbourg, which includes modules in technical communication, localisation, international SEO, project management, web technologies and visual communication. A true multilingual, Claire speaks English, Irish, German and French.
Claire's academic credentials, combined with over 10 years of practical experience, affords her a true understanding of translation and localisation processes, and industry best practice.