ADSS Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Garry Rogers – Chair

Garry has been a member of the Society since 2013 and director since 2016. He currently works for the Electrical Trades Union as an Organiser. Garry has seen many of his colleagues affected by asbestos related diseases. The knowledge he has gained as a tradesperson working with and around asbestos for over 30 years has driven him to speak out and be involved in campaigns of public awareness of asbestos.

Andrew Ramsay – Deputy Chair

Andy’s first contact with ADSS was in 2007 when he made inquiries about a workplace asbestos issue. His association with ADSS includes:

  • Member 2009 to present
  • Management Committee member 2009 – 2015
  • Management Committee Vice President 2012 – 2015
  • Inaugural ADSS Chair 2015 -2018 (following incorporation)
  • Life Member (2019)

A qualified carpenter and joiner he worked extensively with asbestos containing materials and has seen many of his work-mates contract asbestos related diseases. Now retired, Andy was as a trade union official with the CFMEU for 30 years, the last 10 years as the Work Health Safety Coordinator/ asbestos advisor.

Patricia Cini

Pat been a member of ADSS since 2004 and was awarded life membership in 2016. Pat has held a number of roles in ADSS including:

  • Director since incorporation of ADSS in 2015
  • Member – Asbestos Related Disease Support Society Queensland Management Committee
    2008 to 2015, including 2 years as Vice President.

Pat became involved with ADSS when her husband Joe was diagnosed with asbestosis after many  years of working with asbestos containing water pipes. Pat saw a once a once healthy and vibrant man slowly deteriorate with this debilitating lung disease. Pat has been involved with the Society for many years and was one of the first volunteers to provide telephone support services to sufferers – a service that she has provided for over 10 years and continues to provide.