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.

Teresa 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 Association.
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.


Tayissa Popowicz
Workplace Relations Advisor

Tayissa joins MIAL as Workplace Relations Advisor, having previously worked at an employer association in the resources industry. Tayissa has previously assisted HR managers in the maritime, mining and oil and gas industries with workplace relations and HR matters. These include enterprise bargaining, interpretation of legal instruments, drafting of legal submissions and performance management. Tayissa most recently worked in the higher education sector where she advised, coached and supported senior managers through workplace relations matters including misconduct, employment probation and organisational change. Tayissa’s appointment will enable MIAL to further enhance its service provision in these key areas.

Tayissa holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction (majors in HR and Management) and is an Australian Lawyer. 

Jacqui Jennings
Chief Financial Officer

Jacqui, who joined MIAL in 2017, is a well regarded, financially literate professional, proven in executive, board and general management positions in infrastructure, maritime transport, logistics, and superannuation. She 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.

Jacqui is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She holds a Bachlor of Science (Hons) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

Alison Saunders
Communications Manager

Alison has worked at MIAL since 2013 and brings national and international marketing and communication experience to the secretariat.  Alison designs high level 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 maritime sector and is currently working on the SBAS Project which MIAL was awarded in 2017. Alison has a Bachelor of Arts (Fashion) and a Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing).

Suzannah Rowley
Policy, Research and Communications Advisor

Suzannah joined MIAL in 2018 and brings over ten years of experience in industry research, analysis and communications. Suzannah provides policy, research and analytical support to the MIAL secretariat to assist with the development of submissions, briefings, issues analysis and research grant funding opportunities. Suzannah holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) and a Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne.

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.