Our Team

At the SDA we have a large team of people committed to protecting and advancing the rights of SDA members. This team is complemented by our large team of Delegates and Health & Safety Representatives in the workplace.


Executive Officers

Michael Donovan

State Secretary/Treasurer

Michael's history with the SDA commenced in 1977 when he started working as a Research/Industrial Officer with the Victorian Branch.  In 1992 he was elected as Assistant Secretary and then went on to become State Secretary-Treasurer in 1996.  Michael has been successfully re-elected for further terms ever since, most recently in 2018 when he was elected unopposed.

Mauro Moretta

Mauro Moretta

Assistant Secretary

Mauro came to the SDA in 2005 to work as an Industrial Officer. He has represented SDA members at the Fair Work Commission and negotiated Enterprise Bargaining Agreements to protect and improve the pay and conditions of SDA members. Mauro became Assistant Secretary in April 2020.

Julie Davis


Julie first began working for the SDA as a Union Rep in 2004. Since then, she has been a full-time Organiser, a Senior Organiser, the Victorian Branch’s Women’s Equity Officer, a Branch Conference Delegate and a State Councillor. Julie became the President in September 2021.

Debra Becker

Debra Becker


Deb is a Delegate of the SDA at Kmart Horsham.  She has been a delegate since 1992.  She was elected as Vice President in 2014.

Sue Nance


Sue is a Delegate of the SDA at Coles Rosebud.  She has been a delegate since before 2001.  She was elected as Vice President in 2010.