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.

Aaron Harding, Board Member

Aaron is the Head of Department for HPE at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). Aaron has been head of subject for Certificate IV in Fitness and Recreation, as well as a teacher of junior and senior Physical Education at Churchie since 2013. He is a current confirmer for the QCAA for Physical Education. He has taught across the private and public school sector, previously teaching at Browns Plains State High School at which he taught both junior and senior Physical Education as well as being the schools Sports Coordinator until 2013.

Aaron is a long time basketball coach at school, association, state and QBL level, and currently runs the Vikings Basketball Club as well as coaching within the Churchie school programme where he formerly coached the First V from 2011-2016.

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.

 

Amy McCabe, Professional Learning Officer

A seasoned Health and Physical Education teacher with over 14 years of service, Amy has experience in both Senior and Junior HPE.  Starting her career in senior schooling, Amy enjoyed sharing her passion for Health and Physical Education as well as Physical Recreation and Certificate III & IV in Fitness. An opportunity to move into Primary Education gave her a new perspective of the importance of getting students to be lifelong lovers of movement and health from an early age.  

Amy is also currently employed as a Primary HPE Specialist and will apply her broad knowledge of HPE in her role as Professional Learning Officer.  

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.