Our Union

We’re proud to be a union of educators, for educators.

We elect our leaders from within our membership, so our representatives understand our profession and the issues that matter to us. Our union subs help to fund our statewide team, who provide research, advice, resources and support that go right back into building a stronger AEU Rep network, stronger sub-branches, and a stronger union. By educators, for educators.

Get to know our team and get in contact if your sub-branch needs support!

Branch Officials

Branch Executive are working educators elected by and from the membership of AEU Tasmania. Strategic decision-making, branch governance and the employment of staff are among the responsibilities of these elected AEU leaders.

There are 10 elected positions on Branch Executive: Branch President, three Branch Deputy Presidents and six general Branch Executive members. Elections for these positions are held every three years.

David Genford

David Genford

President – Tasmanian Branch
davidg@aeutas.org.au

James Broad

James Broad

Deputy President - Secondary Colleges Sector

Deb Brewer

Deb Brewer

Deputy President - TAFE Division

Joanna Stevens

Joanna Stevens

Deputy President - Support Staff Sector

Lucie Cornelius

Lucie Cornelius

Deputy President - DECYP Sector

Brian Wightman

Brian Wightman

State Manager

Could this be you?

Could this be you?

You can get to know our full Branch Executive and Branch Council right here.

Let us know if you'd like to get more involved in our union!

Staff Teams

We have three AEU offices located in limilinaturi/Devonport, Launceston and nipaluna/Hobart. 

Emma Gill

Emma Gill

Lead Organiser

Gaylee Kuchel

Gaylee Kuchel

Organiser

Leeanne Clifford

Leeanne Clifford

Organiser (nipaluna/Hobart)

Kathryn Lee

Kathryn Lee

Organiser (Launceston)

Michelle Rippon

Michelle Rippon

Organiser (limilinaturi/Devonport)

Gerard Ennis

Gerard Ennis

Organiser (limilinaturi/Devonport)

Michael Hayden

Michael Hayden

Principals Organiser

Jon Stanger

Jon Stanger

Digital, Membership & Communications Team Leader

Rejani Johnson

Rejani Johnson

Membership and Digital Officer

Harriet Binet

Harriet Binet

Professional Officer

Dana Endelmanis

Dana Endelmanis

Digital Organiser

Rosalia Miller

Rosalia Miller

Membership Assistant

Laura Russell

Laura Russell

Senior Secondary Project Officer

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Senior Legal Officer

Leesa Walker

Leesa Walker

Accounts Manager

Amanda Walker

Amanda Walker

Executive Officer

Mitch Wilkinson

Mitch Wilkinson

Industrial Officer

Liam Sheridan

Liam Sheridan

Member Support Officer