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Meet the Team 2017-01-19T03:07:09+00:00

Our Valuable Team Members

Paul Griffin
Paul GriffinGeneral Secretary
James Russell
James RussellAssistant to the Secretary
James is the organiser for the North of the state and has been employed by the SDA for 15 years. His extensive experience in working in retail for many years has gained him the knowledge and expertise of the industry to enable him to successfully represent our members. James is also the OH&S and Work Cover representative for Tasmania.
Andrew Coyle
Andrew CoyleUnion Organiser
Andrew has been servicing our members in the North West for 11 years. With a background in IT, Andrew also keeps us up to date with the ever changing technological updates that affect our members such as social media and self serve checkouts. With regular visits throughout the North West Coast requiring extensive travel to remote areas, Andrew ensures that all members have access to the Union.
Carol Wadley
Carol WadleyUnion Organiser - State Women's Officer
Carol has held her position as Education Training officer for 13 years and prior to this was the principle of the SDA Academy of Modelling since 1989. Last year Carol was appointed as the State Women’s Officer.
Janine Wilson
Janine WilsonOffice Manager
Having been employed by the SDA in the role of Office Manager for 10 years, Janine is responsible for the day to day administration requirements of the Union. Having an extensive background in admin, Janine is very knowledgeable in all aspects of office procedures and operations.
Melissa Read
Melissa ReadSouthern Organsiser
Melissa commenced her position with the SDA in 2012 as the Southern Fast Food Organiser.Melissa comes from a strong retail background having worked for Coles for 17 years. Melissa has just recently returned to us from Parental Leave after the birth of her baby girl.
Jodee Inches
Jodee InchesSouthern Fast Food Organiser
Jodee took up the position as Southern Fast Food Organiser in 2013 but has been covering the South of the state for some time in the capacity of Southern Organiser across the board whilst Melissa has been on Parental Leave. Jodee also has a very strong knowledge of the retail industry from her 24 years experience at Coles.
Karen Brown
Karen BrownAdministration Assistant
Karen has been with the SDA since 2013 and has a background in administration and hospitality. Karen is the first point of contact our members have with the union when calling or visiting Head office in Launceston.