- What We Do
Our team is led by Executive Director Zana Bytheway, who has been with JobWatch for over 20 years. Collectively, the lawyers in JobWatch’s Legal Practice have over 80 years of experience in practicing and interpreting employment law.
Zana Bytheway, Executive Director
Over her 22 years at JobWatch, Zana has made a significant contribution as a strong advocate for workers’ rights.
A practicing lawyer and qualified mediator, Zana was admitted to practice in 1986 and is an experienced senior executive, board member, committee member, and mentor for young lawyers. Zana is an Honorary Senior Fellow in Law at the University of Melbourne.
In her spare time, Zana enjoys walking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Gabrielle Marchetti, Principal Lawyer
Gabrielle Marchetti is a principal lawyer at JobWatch. Gabrielle represents clients in contentious employment law matters involving unfair dismissal, general protections disputes, equal opportunity and underpayment of wages as well as undertaking law reform and policy work.
She has a particular interest in the intersection of family violence and employment law, and other employment law issues affecting vulnerable women.
Melissa Favasuli, Lawyer/Office Manager
Melissa Favasuli has worked with JobWatch since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws and is a member of the Monash University Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Prior to JobWatch, Melissa spent several years as a court recorder and a conveyancing assistant.
In her spare time Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
John O’Hagan, Senior Lawyer
John joined JobWatch as an intern in 2015 and never really left. He enjoys spending time with his partner and two daughters, and getting remedies for people whose employment rights have been ignored.
Prior to his legal career, John enjoyed a thirty-year career as a musician, including a ten-year stint touring the globe with Circus Oz. He still plays double bass on the weekends.
Héloïse Williams, Senior Lawyer
Héloïse (Elle) has worked with JobWatch since 2016. Elle holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Masters in Employment and Labour Law. Prior to her legal career, Elle worked managing bookshops, slinging beers in European countries and teaching in Asia.
Elle’s spare time is taken up with reading improbable fiction, watching South Korean films and catering to her spoiled Labrador, Justice Kirby.
Michael Giannopoulos, Senior Lawyer
Paul Goddard, Lawyer
Paul worked at JobWatch from November 2018 until September 2019, when he left to experience the darker side of employment law representing SME employers in unfair dismissals, general protections and underpayment claims for over 2 years. He has now returned to JobWatch as a lawyer with this newfound experience to now help employees.
Outside work, Paul enjoys walking Monty, his energetic family border collie. He has an avid interest in politics, current affairs and history, enjoys playing strategy videogames and also volunteers as a member with Whitehorse Rotaract in a range of social causes.
Amanda Chan, Communications Manager
Supporting important social justice issues through effective communication is Amanda’s specialty! She has been with JobWatch since 2021 and is passionate about helping people to understand their rights and to take action.
Amanda holds a Masters of Human Services Management, a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), and Diplomas in Languages (Chinese), Project Management, and Business (Governance). She has worked with organisations supporting rights for women and people with disability, leading national teams responsible for marketing, communications, stakeholder engagement, fundraising and events.
On weekends, Amanda enjoys cooking elaborate feasts, op-shopping, and binging K-dramas.
Lilian Tang, Administrative Assistant
After being personally affected by underpayment, knowing her legal rights helped Lilian to understand what she could do – and she wants to share this knowledge with everyone.
She is currently completing her Bachelor of Law, and has been working at JobWatch since completing her placement in 2017. Lilian is the crafty one at JobWatch – she sews, crochets, and is currently making an 18th century outfit inspired by Hamilton: The Musical!
Priscilla Tung, Accountant
Priscilla first joined JobWatch in 2017 as the accountant extraordinaire. With over 30 years of experience in accounting practice in Australia and Singapore, she loves variety in her day-to-day work, from everyday accounting tasks to providing informed budgeting, accounting and financial analysis advice through a problem-solving lens.
Outside of work, Priscilla loves to relax by reading historical novels with a focus on the Tudor dynasty, listening to classical music and playing table tennis. She’s particularly interested in politics and world affairs.
Geoff Charles, TIS Staff
Geoff brings over 40 years of experience working in industrial relations to his work at JobWatch. He has worked with employer associations in multiple industries, negotiating with unions and employees and appearing in the then Australian Industrial Relations Commission (now Fair Work Commission).
After enjoying a short-lived retirement, Geoff decided to return to work and has been operating in the Telephone Information Service at JobWatch since 2007. Geoff is a music fan, with a particular fondness for classical music of the baroque era. He’s also a book collector (his Zoom background is filled with overflowing bookshelves!) and relaxes by reading.
Alan Hawkey, TIS Staff
Alan worked for over 40 years in industrial relations, human resource management and as a consultant. He has worked in employer organisations as well as the mining and manufacturing industries. In these roles he has had to actively negotiate with employees and unions on the creation and renewal of many enterprise agreements. He has appeared at the AIRC (now the Fair Work Commission) and its predecessors to process award variations, advocate for the certification of agreements as well as handle most other matters related to employment law.
Alan has worked on the TIS since 2010 and he enjoys trying to help callers understand their employment law rights and options. He enjoys playing golf, cycling and reading in his spare time.
Craig Whittingham, TIS Staff
Craig started at JobWatch in July 2022 as a student intern and really enjoys helping people to navigate the complexities of employment law. He is studying Law at the University of Melbourne.
Outside of work and study, Craig enjoys listening to international affairs podcasts, reading Agatha Christie novels and is a big Eurovision fan.
Our experienced Committee of Management ably guide our strategy and operations.