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.
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.
Director, Workplace Relations - Domestic & International
Sarah has held both private practice and inhouse legal roles, complemented by over 10 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 (ICS) and various international fora. Sarah is spokesperson on behalf of international shipowners at the Special Tripartite Commitee of the Maritime Labour Convention and is Vice Chair of the Labour Affairs Committee of ICS.
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.
Workplace Relations Advisor
Grant brings over 20 years of experience in general Human Resources to the MIAL team. With a particular interest in Industrial relations and Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations, Grant’s expertise in providing organisations with specialised knowledge has proven incredibly valuable to MIAL Members.
Grant was previously the Human Resources Director with Teekay Shipping Australia and has extensive experience within the maritime industry. This includes dealings with the Maritime Unions, Human Resource Practitioners, Line Mangers and Executives, providing specialist advice tailored for the industry.
Samantha joins the MIAL team with 12 years of Marketing and Communications experience. Having worked across a range of marketing specialties in her career, Sam is particularly adept at copywriting, content strategy, brand integrity and creative ideation to suit business outcomes.
Sam knows the power of words and is excited by content, campaigns and tailored messaging to suit the right audience.