Tradeswomen Australia Staff

Meet our staff

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CEO

Janet Cribbes

CEO

Janet Cribbes brings extensive leadership and community services experience to Tradeswomen Australia as CEO, stepping down from the non-Executive role for Tradeswomen Community Foundation to take up the CEO role.  Until taking up her role at Tradeswomen Australia, Janet was the Chairperson for the Working Group developing the new Pathways Victoria Response model for Complaints and Response for the Catholic Church of Victoria. Janet is also a non-Executive director of two Boards, Wellsprings for Women as Chair and director for SEAM as sustainability social enterprise. 

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Dr Tanya Paterson

Workplace Diversity Officer (Tasmania)

Dr Tanya Paterson has worked in the gender equity arena for many years across Australia, including TAFE NSW Women’s unit, NSW State Rail, Victoria University and the Department of Education and Training.  She has a doctorate in Organisational Behaviour and is the author of Women in Vocational Education and Training.

Tanya now resides in Northwest Tasmania and works with Tradeswomen Australia to increase diversity and inclusion in workplaces and encourage women’s participation in trades.

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Fearghus Stewart

Apprentice Engagement Officer

Fearghus has worked in both commercial and NFP organisations and is currently completing a Bachelor of Business/Commerce from Deakin University.  A key experience for Fearghus was working with Jesuit Social Services in their Corporate Diversity Partnerships Program and seeing so many talented and experienced people being passed over because of negative societal and cultural biases.

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Alison Manton

Communications & Marketing Officer

Alison is an experienced and formally qualified marketing practitioner with a background in sales, media and publishing.

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Madeline Wells

Apprenticeship Engagement Officer  Madeline has experience in education, the arts, campaigning, organising, caring for country and advocacy. She is a qualified teachers aide, and is

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Yasara Dissanayake

Workplace Diversity Officer
Experienced in Human Resources and Clinical Mental Health, completing Master of Human Resource Management and undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology, Yasara is passionate about fostering and strengthening diversity initiatives to open doors for women and minorities working in male dominated industries.

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Sarah Curley

Program Manager

With 10 years of construction and related trades experience, and a double degree in Construction Management and Design (Architecture), Sarah Curley has enjoyed success on large multi-million dollar to small commercial projects working in Project Management, Estimating and Contracts Administration.

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