Eugene, otherwise known as “Gigsy”, is currently a Sales Manager for Siena Foods with major contracts in Coles and Aldi. He was previously General Manager of Spiroski Foods Pty. Ltd. for 13 years.
Eugene worked with the Essendon Football club for 19 years. He was a video camera operator for the seconds and firsts for some 5 years. He spent about 9 years team managing the Essendon VFL reserves team and worked with the then coaches: Mark Thompson, Terry Daniher, Mark Williams and Dennis Pagan.
In his last 5 years with Essendon, Eugene was the Match Writer for Kevin Sheedy in the Coaches Box. This entailed recording the notes for Sheedy which were used for Media release and history records.
Eugene is very involved in the running of the Trembita Café at Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in North Melbourne. He has been on the committee for the Parish for a number of years as well as spending seven years as President. Eugene commenced the streaming service of the cathedral services and has streamed every Sunday for the past seven years. Sts Peter and Paul’s Cathedral was one of the first streamers amongst churches in Australia and the first of the Ukrainian Catholic churches in the world.
Eugene has been a Director of the AUV for the past 3 years as well as Secretary and Vice President and is the key organiser of our major raffle.
Eugene is also the President of the Australian Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. He currently finds this a challenging position due to the pandemic as there have been enormous shortages of goods and high shipping costs.