Michael Lavender
Industrial Relations Manager

Michael Lavender holds the position of Industrial Relations Manager.  Joining Seifsa in 1991, Michael has extensive knowledge and experience in labour law and advises and trains companies on the Main Agreement and on all aspects of Industrial Relations and labour law. He is also the lead employer negotiator for the Lift and Escalator Industry.

Key duties include – chairing hearings in the areas of disciplinary, incapacity and grievance matters – representing companies in retrenchment consultations, disputes, strike action, as well as at the CCMA and the Bargaining Council in conciliation and arbitration matters.

Michael has a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in Industrial Psychology and Economics and also holds an Expert Negotiator Certificate issued from (GIBS).

(t) 011 298 9415
(e) michaell@seifsa.co.za

Theresa Crowley
Associations Manager

Theresa Crowley is the Associations Manager and is responsible for the overall management of all the Associations federated to SEIFSA. Theresa is customer centric (she was awarded Employee of the Year in 2018).

Crowley joined SEIFSA on 25 February 2004 as an Associations Administrator and was promoted to Associations Manager in 2010. She holds a Diploma in Secretarial/Business Administration (Anchor Business College),  a Certificate in Labour Relations Management (RAU – now University of Johannesburg) and successfully completed the Management Development Programme (Unisa) and is also a member of the Institute of People Management.

Prior to joining SEIFSA, Crowley worked for the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (previously known as the South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC)) as an Industrial Relations Officer.

(t) 011 298 9419
(e) theresa@seifsa.co.za