The CEPU SA is made up of a team of hard working people dedicated to our fellow members.

Jason Harrison – CEPU SA Branch President

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The office of Branch president is an honorary (unpaid) position. Jason is an Electrician working at SA Power Networks in Sub-station Construction.

John Adley – CEPU SA Branch Secretary


mobile: 0447 803 299

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John is a delegate to CEPU Electrical Energy and Services Divisional Council and CEPU National Council.

John sits on the following Boards:

PEER VEET (A not-for-profit Industry run Registered Training Organisation and Group Training Organisation)

electricsuper superannuation scheme (Formally EISS) a not-for-profit industry super scheme.

SA Building Industry Redundancy Scheme Trust (BIRST)

Portable Long Service Board   (Deputy Board member to Erin Hennessy)

These board positions are unpaid.

John represents the CEPU on the SA Unions executive committee.

Jess Rogers – CEPU SA Assistant Branch Secretary and Industrial Officer


mobile: 0408 647 034

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Jess began with us in 2009 as a PEER trainee and progressed through various roles within the Union before becoming the Industrial Officer for the CEPU SA Branch, and now recently elected unopposed as the Branch Assistant Secretary.

More recently the CEPU SA has seen a dramatic increase in wage theft amongst our members and Jess has tackled this head on, lodging over $171,000 in underpayment claims in 2018 and conducting pecuniary penalty hearings to ensure bad bosses are held accountable.

Through her experience advocating for members and developing strategies to ensure members get what they are entitled to, she has gained broad knowledge across all of the industries our members work in.

Jess is strongly committed to the underlying principles of unionism, social justice, community development and equity. Equal opportunity issues are her particular speciality. One of her important initiatives is promoting and encouraging women’s participation in the CEPU. This focus has seen a significant increase in our women members’ participation in our Union.

Jason Lailey – CEPU SA Branch Organiser


mobile: 0400 642 050

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Areas of responsibility:

  • Electrical Contracting Industry
  • Electricity Supply Industries

Paul Scudds – CEPU SA Branch Organiser


mobile: 0400 802 422


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Areas of responsibility:

  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Transport Industry
  • Steel Industry
  • Metals and Mineral processing industries
  • Manufacturing Industries

Paul sits on the Safework SA Construction Industry Safety Committee.

Ben Jewell – CEPU SA Branch Organiser


mobile:  0422 339 699

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Areas of responsibility:

Electricity Supply Industries – Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electricity to consumers.

Ben sits on the board of the electricsuper superannuation scheme (Formally EISS) a not-for-profit industry super scheme. Board positions are unpaid.

Erin Hennessy – CEPU SA Branch Organiser


mobile: 0437 532 456

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Areas of responsibility:

  • Plumbing Industries
  • Fire Protection Industry

Erin sits on the SA Unions Women’s Standing Committee and the Portable Long Service Leave Board that administers the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Scheme. All board sitting fees are paid to the union.

Simon Pisoni – Branch Organiser

mobile: 0416 106 476

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Areas of responsibility:

  • Gas Industry
  • Water Industry
  • Defence Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • General Trades

Alex Capper – Organiser

mobile: 0438 649 439

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Alex is employed by the ETU National Office working in the SA Branch in the Construction Industry Sector.

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