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 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.

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 sits on the International Chamber of Shipping's Communication Working Group.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fashion) and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing.