ANC2024 JW Flynn Orator

April 5, 2024

ANC2024 JW Flynn Orator

The ASLITA Board had the great pleasure of reviewing the 2024 JW Flynn Oration nominations. The nominations we received demonstrated the outstanding commitment of many high-calibre nominees and showcased the extraordinary work and dedication that our colleagues have made to the industry and our community. The board would like to thank the nominators for the hard work submitting the nominations and and the nominees themselves for their dedication to our profession.

It is with great pleasure that the ASLITA Board and the ANC2024 OC announce Rebecca Ladd (NSW) as the 2024 J.W. Flynn Orator.


Rebecca has a background in interpreting, teaching and management and has worked in not-for-profit organisations and within the University sector. The majority of her career has been spent working with the Deaf community and developing potential interpreters, which capitalises on her passion for deafness. She is very grateful for the numerous opportunities which interpreting has provided. In addition to NAATI interpreting certification, Rebecca holds a Master of Management and Bachelor of Education (Hons).

Rebecca also achieved the ‘agility’ badge as an 11-year-old Brownie with this proving to be a good pre-requisite to swimming laps (something she has done most Sunday mornings for almost 30 years, with a major motivation being the breakfast immediately afterwards) with her special skill being her ability to bake a mean carrot cake!