MEET OUR TEAM
Megan has worked in the jewellery industry for over 20 years and has been with the JAA for over a decade, joining us in 2007.
Her love of jewellery started when she was young, and she completed a range of extra-extracurricular courses in jewellery manufacturing during her secondary education. She was recognised for her jewellery talents as a high school student, with her major work selected for DesignTECH. Megan then went on to complete an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Object Design and a Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture through TAFE NSW. Megan continues to privately manufacture jewellery as a hobby and has received many awards for her designs. She also holds a Bachelor in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University, graduating with honours.
Megan’s long service to the JAA means she holds a deep understanding of the association and the needs of members and the wider industry, particularly as she has held a variety of roles during her time with the JAA. She is knowledgeable in several areas, not just jewellery, and works hard to assist members and the wider industry in any enquiries they may have. Megan is experienced in membership, website and database management, social media, marketing and communications, the Australian Consumer Law, as well as accounts, government reporting and association management including Board and Committee duties. She also manages the highly prestigious biennial JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards program.
Kerrilie joined the JAA in late 2022 having worked in the jewellery industry for over 30 years.
She started her career as a Christmas causal working for one of Australia’s largest jewellers, whilst still in high school. From there Kerrilie went on to complete a traineeship with a small family jeweller business, working alongside a qualified jeweller/gemmologist and watchmaker, and this is where her love of the industry blossomed.
To further her experience Kerrilie moved into retail management, working her way to store manager for another large Australia’s jewellery retailer. Furthering her interests, she went onto study gemmology at the Gemmological Association of Australia. During and since obtaining her Diploma in Gemmology, Kerrilie has held various roles including special orders coordinator, diamond grading and has provided jewellery valuing services for over 20 years.
Kerrilie's role with the JAA includes managing memberships and consumer enquiries, assisting and supporting the JAA Board, Committees and Operations.
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We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.