Chris Gazenbeek

November 3, 2015 Featured Team Officers Team


Chris joined his local Safeway store at 16. He commenced work as a casual employee, became a part-timer and ended up as a full-time nightfill captain. He joined the SDA on his first day of work because his work colleagues told him that the SDA looked after them and that it’s in everybody’s interests to join the union. He became a very active member of the SDA in his store and later commenced work with the SDA as an organiser in 1995.

In Queensland, Chris successfully organised our northern area including Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg before becoming the Branch’s Assistant Secretary in 2011. In July 2014, Chris became the Branch Secretary.

Chris is highly qualified for his role. He has an extensive background in retail, is passionate about the role SDA members have in a modern Australia and has an unwavering dedication to the job. He is committed to making sure SDA members get a fair go and realise their full potential.