Our Team

Meet Our Team

  • Gillian Stapleton
    Gillian Stapleton
    DSA, CEO
  • Paul Seitz
    Paul Seitz
    Marketing & Communications
  • Adele Sutton
    Adele Sutton
    Head of Legal & Policy
  • Rhiannon Thomson
    Rhiannon Thomson
    Marketing & Communications
Gillian Stapleton
DSA, CEO

Gill Stapleton 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.

 

Paul Seitz
Marketing & Communications

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 joined the DSA team in 2016 as the Marketing and Communications Manager.

Adele Sutton
Head of Legal & Policy

Adele is a highly experienced senior regulatory lawyer with a 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.

Rhiannon Thomson
Marketing & Communications

Rhiannon is a fresh face in the Direct Selling Industry. Rhiannon joined the DSA team in July, 2020, after completing courses in Business Administration, Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Prior to this position, Rhiannon has worked internationally in London, England as a Teacher’s Assistant and worked alongside an events company in Sydney. Rhiannon is enjoying her role as a Marketing and Communications Coordinator, focusing on the website, social media management and the communication distribution.

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