ACHPER QLD Board

ACHPER Queensland Branch is governed by an honorary Board whose purpose is to provide ACHPER Queensland with strategic direction. The Board acts proactively to drive the work of the organisation to meet current and future demands of our members and the broader community.

The Board also has ultimate responsibility for the finances of the organisation and holds legal responsibility for its ventures and actions.

 

 

Ben Williams, President

Ben Williams is a Lecturer in Health and Physical Education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. He has an undergraduate degree with honours in Human Movement Studies (Education) and a PhD from The University of Queensland. Before completing his PhD and joining Griffith University, Ben was a secondary school health and physical education at The Gap State High School in Brisbane.

Caroline Brooks, Board Member

After 40 years as an HPE teacher Caroline has signed off and is looking forward to an active retirement. Caroline has spent time in regional and metropolitan state primary and secondary schools and has worked as a resource and curriculum writer and as a consultant. She will continue to advocate for HPE by working on projects with ACHPER QLD that support primary Physical Education.

Charlotte Melzer, Treasurer

Charlotte is a senior accountant working in Forensic Services - Commercial in a mid tier professional services firm in the Brisbane CBD.  Before moving to Forensic Services, Charlotte worked in Business Advisory.  She has a Degree in Business from QUT, majoring in Accounting with minors in forensic accounting and professional accounting has a graduate diploma of Chartered Accountancy. 

 

Carolyn Jones, Board Member

Carolyn Jones is a Principal Education Officer at the QCAA in the Health, Physical Education (HPE)/Technologies learning area. Carolyn led an Expert Writing Team in the development of the QCE 2019 Health General Syllabus, Syllabus Implementation Workshops and resources to support implementation. Carolyn has previously written HPE curriculum in Tasmania K-10 and 11/12. Other roles included Chief Marking and Setting Examiner for the Tasmanian Health Studies external assessment. Carolyn has taught in Queensland since 2004 and wrote the Health Education work program at Helensvale SHS before modifying and implementing it in the United Arab Emirates in a three year stint at the Australian International School.

Alice Cuffe, Board Member

Alice is a stakeholder engagement and communications professional with more than 10 years’ experience in not-for-profit, ASX listed and government owned organisations. She has worked with ACHPER QLD for more than ten years. Alice holds a Bachelor of Business with majors in Marketing and Advertising from Queensland University of Technology and an IAP2 Australasia Certificate in Engagement.

Sue Monsen, Board Member

Sue Monsen is an experienced primary and secondary health and physical education teacher who currently lectures in the health and physical education teacher education program in UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Throughout her career, Sue has also worked as a Principal Project Officer in Education Queensland's HPE Curriculum Team and a Learning Designer in various projects.

 

Hugh Shannon, Board Member

Hugh Shannon is a HPE Lecturer in the School of Exercise and Movement Sciences, Queensland University of Technology. He completed a PhD in Health Education and Health Literacy at QUT and a BScApp(HMS-Ed) undergraduate degree with honours from The University of Queensland. Hugh is a qualified secondary and primary teacher, with experience teaching HPE, Senior Physical Education, Senior Health Education and Science in the Queensland secondary school system. He is a member of the ACHPER National - Active and Health Schools Committee and the Health Education state panel managed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Dan Michael, Board Member

As the Principal Education Officer for Physical Education at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Dan Michael oversaw the final approval of the Physical Education 2019 general syllabus and delivered Syllabus Implementation Workshops and resources to support implementation. Dan also led the trial of external assessment in Physical Education in 2017, in preparation for the new QCE system. He has been a Deputy Principal for senior school in a large P-12 College, spent 4 years as the district review panel chair for Physical Education in Brisbane South and 3 years as district secretary for Karawatha Secondary School Sport District. Dan is currently Head of Department for HPE at Browns Plains State High School and has taught Health and Physical Education in Queensland for 18 years.

Our Staff

ACHPER QLD has three part time staff who have combined experience in governance, event management, finance, marketing, communication, strategy and stakeholder engagement.

Bronwyn Marshall, Executive Officer

Bronwyn has a long history working in the sporting arena starting with her days as a professional basketball player and coach. Since retiring from basketball she has worked in a variety of positions including State and National CEO of various sporting organisations both in Australia and overseas. Her strengths are in governance, strategy, project management, relationship building and understanding of the not for profit environment. 

She has organised and managed many sporting events, conferences, promotional campaigns and professional development days. Bronwyn has been a passionate supporter of the HPE profession ever since her school days and enjoys working with the dedicated professionals in this area.

 

Katia Luck, Finance and Events Manager

Katia is originally from Canada but has been living in Australia for over 15 years. She has worked in finances for over 25 years, with experience in small and medium businesses to big corporations. In the past 10 years her focus has been in the not-for-profit sector. Katia also worked in the fitness industry for several years as a business owner. She added events management to her finance role in 2017 with ACHPER Qld and enjoys the diversity it is bringing to her workload. Katia finds meeting teachers at events enjoyable because of their energy, healthy focus and the positive contribution they make to the lives of children such as her own.

 

Katy Fox, Communications Manager

Katy is an experienced communications and marketing specialist. She has worked in a number of corporate environments both in Australia and the United Kingdom before gaining experience in the not-for-profit sector; specifically in the areas of health, medicine and exercise. She has also held positions in events management and human resources prior to developing expertise in the marketing and program management domains.

Katy enjoys being involved in her local community and working with organisations with a focus on health and well-being.