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.
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.
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. Chong joined the DSA team in 2017 taking on the roles as Membership Development and Services Coordinator.
Chelsea was a fresh face into the direct selling industry when she joined the team in 2017 for the 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 role as Marketing Coordinator, focusing on newsletter production, communication distribution, events, website and social media management.
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.