Who's Who?

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  1. thumbnail Paddy Crumlin

    National Secretary 0418 379 660 (02) 9267 9134 paddy.crumlin@mua.org.au

    Padraig (Paddy) Crumlin was born and raised in Riverwood in Sydney. His father, Joe, was a self-funded Master Mariner, who went to sea as a deck boy on the Australian coast in 1947; Joe was also an active trade unionist who was on the Executive Board of the Merchant Service Guild (MSG). Paddy attended De La Salle College Kingsgrove and DeLa Salle Bankstown on a Commonwealth scholarship.

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  2. thumbnail Warren Smith

    Deputy National Secretary 0400 368 945 warren.smith@mua.org.au

    Deputy National Secretary

    Warren Smith came on to the Sydney waterfront in 1990. In 2003, he was elected Assistant Branch Secretary of the Sydney Branch and, then in 2007 he assumed the post of Branch Secretary. In 2009, he was elected Assistant National Secretary. He commenced the role of Deputy National Secretary on 25 January 2021


  3. thumbnail Adrian Evans

    Assistant National Secretary 0401 692 528 adrian.evans@mua.org.au

    Adrian joined the maritime industry in 1991 as an apprentice mechanic at the Fremantle Port Authority before becoming a wharfie in 1995. In 2007 he took on the role of ITF inspector in the WA branch and 2 years later was elected WA Branch Deputy Secretary. He commenced the role of Assistant National Secretary on 25 January 2021.


  4. thumbnail Thomas Mayo

    Assistant National Secretary +61 437 650 221 thomas.mayo@mua.org.au

    Thomas Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man, elected as an Assistant National Secretary of the MUA in 2023. Before this, Thomas was the MUA’s National Indigenous Officer and a Branch Secretary in the Northern Territory. Thomas worked on the wharves in Sydney and in Darwin, before taking on leadership roles within the Union and leading the national campaign for Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s First Nations peoples. Thomas is a signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the author of six books about First Nations people’s struggle for justice, recognitions and equity.

  5. thumbnail Mich-Elle Myers

    Assistant National Secretary +61 401 202 667 michelle.myers@mua.org.au

    Mich-Elle Myers Mich-Elle Myers started on the waterfront in 1999 at Patricks in Port Botany as one of the first women at the terminal. In 2009, she took on a national leadership role within the Union as the Women’s Liaison Officer, fighting to get more women employed in the waterfront and seafaring industries. In the years since, Mich-Elle has served on the board of Unity Bank, on the ACTU’s Executive, as the ALP’s National Vice President, as Co-Chair of the ITF’s Global Women’s Committee and as the MUA’s Growth and Campaigns Director. In 2023 she was the first woman elected as a National Assistant Secretary of the MUA.

  6. thumbnail Jamie Newlyn

    Assistant National Secretary 0419 517 487 jamie.newlyn@mua.org.au

    Jamie Newlyn began his Maritime Career in 1988 as a Merchant Seafarer and later worked as a Wharfie in Brisbane and Adelaide. In his combined 15 years at Sea and on the Waterfront Jamie was a dedicated Union activist and delegate. Jamie was first appointed to the Honorary SA Deputy Branch Secretary role in 2002 before being elected as SA Branch Secretary in 2003. Jamie brings 18 years Branch, National & International experience. He commenced the role on 25 January 2021.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney