CPSU NSW leadership

The CPSU NSW governing body is the State Executive and delegates to State Branch Council.

The State Branch Council operates with the CPSU NSW’s associated body, the Public Service Association of NSW.

All members of the CPSU NSW are also members of the PSA and the PSA provides the resourcing and support for CPSU NSW members.

State Branch Executive

Stewart Little
Branch Secretary
Troy Wright
Branch Assistant Secretary
Nicole Jess
Nicole Jess
Branch President

Shelley Odewahn, Branch Vice President

Steve O’Brien,  Branch Vice President

Rachel Smoothy,  Branch Vice President


Delegates to State Branch Council

Branch CouncilorEmployer
Jason Charlton Corrective Services
Brook Down TAFE NSW
Judy GreenwoodDepartment of Planning, Industry and Environment
Ed KirbyEducation
Joanne NieassEducation - Schools
Scott PendleburyUniversities - University of Western Sydney
Leanne Smith Ausgrid
Julieanne WestacottNSW Ministry of Health


As the CPSU NSW operates through our associated body, the PSA of NSW, many of the structures of the PSA are just as relevant to CPSU NSW members.

These structures include:

PSA Central Council – 39 members plus the PSA Executive

PSA Central Council list can be view here

PSA Executive members are:

General Secretary – Stewart Little

Assistant General Secretary – Troy Wright

President – Nicole Jess

Senior Vice President –  Juliette Sizer

Vice Presidents – Shelley Odewahn, Frank Kovic

There is also:

Women’s Council – 24 members elected from the women members of the CPSU NSW/PSA, and all women Central Councillors.

Aboriginal Council – elected from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the CPSU NSW/PSA to represent and progress issues for Aboriginal members.

Higher Education Representative Council – elected from Professional Staff members employed by Universities in NSW.