June was born into the fishing industry and has spent a lifetime working in the Marine Scale Sector of the industry. Her passion and drive for the recognition of women in the seafood sector was born through her inability to become a license holder due to her gender.
With a wealth of experience working at sea alongside her father and her husband, June was one of very few women in the late 60’s and early 70’s to successfully complete her unlimited coxswain ticket.
June and her husband David developed Gill Fisheries into a successful export business in addition to value adding to the locally caught product and distributing Australia Wide. June was instrumental in the creation and growth of WIN SA and the subsequent National Board of WINSC.