Our Team

Meet Our Team

  • Gillian Stapleton
    Gillian Stapleton
    DSA, Executive Director
  • Adele Sutton
    Adele Sutton
    Director of Policy
  • Chongyeong Fong
    Chongyeong Fong
    Membership Development
  • Chelsea Thomson
    Chelsea Thomson
    Marketing & Communications
  • Paul Seitz
    Paul Seitz
    Marketing & Communications
Gillian Stapleton
DSA, Executive Director

Executive Director

Gill started her career as a teacher in the UK, joining a home based fashion business so that she could be a full time mum to her two children. Leading a successful team and achieving every incentive and award possible Gill was offered a corporate role in Australia with that same business. Since then she has been Managing Director of both a network marketing company and a party-plan business and CEO of a national Charity. Gill was a member of the DSA board and is passionate about empowering women to be the best that they can be. Gillian was appointed as the first female Director of Direct Selling Australia in August 2016.

 

Contact Gill

Email: gillian.stapleton@directselling.org.au

Phone: 02 8567 6201

 

Adele Sutton
Director of Policy

Director of Policy

Adele is a highly experienced senior regulatory lawyer with specific focus on competition, consumer and privacy law issues. She has a strong interest in all aspects of the regulatory cycle, including stakeholder advocacy in relation to proposed legislation and policy. Adele has significant experience in competition and consumer law matters including implementing compliance programs and systems as well as conducting internal investigations and defending companies and individuals in response to allegations brought by the ACCC and advising clients on appropriate strategic responses to regulatory action in terms of both penalties and brand reputation. More importantly, Adele is a mum to 2 children and will be available Monday, Tuesday & Friday.

 

Contact Adele

Email: adele.sutton@directselling.org.au

Phone: 02 8567 6202

Chongyeong Fong
Membership Development

Membership Development & Services Coordinator

Chong’s background is in law but has always been on the retail front since arriving in Australia in 2003 to set up retail operations for Singapore based company. Prior to that, he has worked with a subsidiary company of Singapore Airlines offering consultancy, training programmes and interventions to companies seeking customer service excellence. He comes with a strong sales background and customer service experiences. He has just completed a one year contract working in compliance with a DSA member company. He now joins DSA’s team and will take on the role of membership development and administration.

 

Contact Chongyeong

Email: chongyeong.fong@directselling.org.au

Phone: 02 8567 6203

Chelsea Thomson
Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Chelsea is a fresh face in the direct selling industry, recently joining the team in May 2017 in time for our 50th Annual Conference. Chelsea completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wollongong, majoring in Marketing and Public Relations and has worked as a Marketing Assistant for Boab Boats, a market leader in the boating industry. Chelsea is enjoying her new role as Marketing Coordinator, focusing on newsletter production, communication distribution, events, website and social media management. When she’s not in the office, Chelsea enjoys reading and exploring her new home in Sydney.

 

Contact Chelsea

Email: chelsea.thomson@directselling.org.au

Phone: 02 8567 6200

Paul Seitz
Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications Manager

Paul has been involved in the direct selling industry since 1992 working in the US, New Zealand and Australia. Paul understands the direct selling industry having held roles at both Herbalife and USANA and has also contracted in event production for other members including Avon, Isagenix, Arbonne and Young Living. Paul has a strong understanding of technology, a wealth of event production expertise and a passion for our industry, people and building relationships. Paul comes to DSA after almost three years at Apple.

 

Contact Paul

Email: paul.seitz@directselling.org.au

Phone: 02 8567 6204

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