ACHPER NSW - our staff
Tracy Puckeridge

Tracy Puckeridge, Chief Executive Officer
An experienced management executive of 18 years, Tracy started with ACHPER in 2012 and has driven strong financial and operational improvements. She holds a Master of Business Administration and is a Qualified Personal Trainer. Tracy is passionate about making a difference in the children of our future through healthy living, physical activity, sport and recreation. She firmly believes that continuing to educate our teachers and students is key to supporting the development of our future leaders.

Janice Atkin

Janice Atkin, Professional Learning Officer (2 days per week)
Janice has worked as a PDHPE teacher, head teacher, and curriculum consultant for 30 years. She has extensive experience with curriculum development in NSW, Australia and internationally, and is currently managing the review of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. Janice provides professional development, support, and resources for departments, schools, and teachers across Australia.

Lisa Quinn

Lisa Quinn, Professional Learning Support (2 days per week)
Lisa is an experienced teacher of 20 years., including PDHPE Head Teacher and RFF primary school PE teacher, across all three school sectors. Lisa has also planned and delivered workshops for ACHPER and the DoE, guiding teachers across NSW to develop their knowledge and skills in PDHPE syllabus programming, and effective assessment. Lisa is a passionate educator dedicated and driven by a commitment to pedagogical excellence.

Karen Burton

Karen Burton, Conference and Events Officer 
Karen has over 30 years of experience in a variety of coordination and administrative roles in Government, corporate, small business and not-for profit sectors. Karen joined ACHPER NSW in 2018 and is the helpful, friendly face behind all our professional learning events.


Shannon Dixon, Marketing Coordinator (2 days per week)
Shannon has over 20 years of experience in the sport sector, in policy, project and communication roles.  She has worked across Government and with sport stakeholders at all levels, to deliver resources, campaigns and education in areas including sports integrity, governance and club management. 

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