Our People


Teresa Lloyd
Chief Executive Officer

Teresa joined MIAL in 2003 on a variety of issues including shipping policy, employment and training, environment, health and safety, and vessel operations.

She holds a degree in Naval Architecture from the Australian Maritime College and a master’s degree in Business Administration.  Teresa is a member of a diverse range of industry advisory and management committees.

Internationally Teresa was the Australian shipowner (employer) representative at the United Nations International Labour Organisation during the MLC adoption; regularly attended the UN International Maritime Organisation meetings as an industry adviser to the Australian delegation; and chaired the International Chamber of Shipping, Environment Sub-Committee from 2006 - 2013.  Teresa is the Secretary General, Australia, of the Asian Shipowners Forum.
Prior to joining MIAL Teresa worked as the Manager Technical Services for the Port Hedland Port Authority; managed a project on the management of ships’ ballast water for the Victorian Environment Protection Authority; and worked as a consultant developing underkeel clearance management systems.


Angela Gillham
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Angela joined MIAL in 2003 and has a Bachelor of Applied Science.  Angela is the associations specialist in shipping policy matters, with a particular focus on operational, health and safety and environmental performance. She has managed a range of shipping related research and development projects and represents the interests of the Australia industry at a range of international forums, including the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Maritime Organisation. 



Sarah Cerche
Director, Workplace Relations - Domestic & International

Sarah has held both private practice and inhouse legal roles, complemented by over 7 years’ experience in the maritime industry with a particular focus on workplace relations issues. Having previously led MIAL’s IR/HR function, Sarah will continue to be providing industry industrial and workplace relations industry services and additionally be the Australian industry’s voice in international employment issues through the International Chamber of Shipping and various international fora. Sarah has previously represented shipowners as the Chairwoman at the Special Tripartite Meeting of the Maritime Labour Convention.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts and has been admitted to practice as a solicitor in Victorian and Federal jurisdictions.

Jacqui Jennings
Chief Financial Officer

Jacqui joined MIAL and is a well regarded, financially literate professional, proven in executive, board and general management positions in infrastructure, maritime transport, logistics, and superannuation.

Jacqui has C-level experience in organisational governance and strategic planning; extensive exposure to profit and loss management, the challenges of reaching targets, managing stakeholders and reporting within regulatory frameworks.



Alison Saunders
Communications Manager

Alison has worked in marketing and communication at a national and international level with a focus on commercial outcomes.   Although relatively new to the maritime sector, her collective appreciation of the ocean, those majestic ships and the humanity of the seafarer, are enabling her to design communication programs and events that not only raise the profile of industry, but also resonate with the MIAL Members.  She also has a passion for new products, services and general trends within the sector. Alison has a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion (not all that useful in this industry!) and a Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing).


Jayde Giggins
Administration Assistant

Jayde joined MIAL in 2017 in a part time capacity and brings over six years' experience working in Business Support/ Personal Assistant roles. Jayde assists with the day to day operations of the MIAL Secretariat and is also studying at Melbourne University with double majors in Psychology and Criminology.