April 2022

ACHPER NSW is pleased to announce our new board appointed following our AGM last week.

The board combines a wealth of physical education experience. The board will lead ACHPER NSW in our purpose to support educators to deliver innovative and effective health and physical education programs.

  • Brad McAllister – President
  • Kristy O’Mahony – Vice President
  • Kyle Sutton – Treasurer
  • Alex Lupton
  • Veronica Brogden
  • Dom Sidarios
  • Angus Glynne
  • Damian Hurley
  • Luke Adams
  • Kim Harper
  • Dr Kelly Ann Parry
  • Julie Percival

Outgoing board members

Huge thanks our outgoing board members for their time and commitment to the health and physical education community.

Danielle (Davies) Hiller – steps down from the board after 5 years.  She has been instrumental in ensuring high-quality material for our CAFS HSC Enrichment days. A regular presenter at our Stage 6 Conference, Danielle made a significant contribution to our Stage 6 PDHPE and CAFS professional learning.

“Danielle’s effort and work ethic has always been at the highest quality and her professionalism and passion will be missed” says Tracy Puckeridge, ACHPER NSW Chief Executive Officer.

Cindy Waldock – steps down from the ACHPER NSW board after 2 years.  Cindy has been a strong advocate for the K-6 PDHPE curriculum.  An engaging presenter, she presented at the K-6 Physical Activity, Health, and Sport conferences over several years.

“Cindy is very passionate about PDHPE in primary schools. We will miss her enthusiasm and expertise. We look forward to working with both Cindy and Danielle within the PDHPE community in the future,” said Tracy.

Welcome new board members

ACHPER NSW warmly welcomes the new board members, who each are vastly experienced educators and leaders in physical activity and health.

Kim Harper
Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing Initiatives
Child Wellbeing and Mental Health Services Unit, Department of Education.

Kim currently leads a team responsible for the state-wide implementation of a mental health and suicide prevention program in NSW government high schools.

An experienced PDHPE teacher and Head teacher, Kim has taught at several schools, and worked as a drug education consultant and relieving PDHPE Curriculum Advisor.  Kim is passionate about PDHPE and its impact on the lives of students.

Dr Kelly Ann Parry
Lecturer – Education, Australian College of Physical Education

Kelly is a passionate educator with a philosophy grounded in student-centric and innovative pedagogies. She has taught and lead PDHPE faculties in Australia and the UK. She currently works in Physical Education Teacher Education.

Kelly believes in supporting students to be physically literate and providing authentic learning experiences so that students can value movement. Her research focuses on games-based pedagogy and how to support teachers to teach through games.

Julie Percival
Retired. Previous Executive Officer, ACHPER NSW

Julie was the Executive Officer of ACHPERNSW for 19 years, leading professional learning events in NSW across all sectors and stages. Prior to this, Julie was a secondary PDHPE teacher in regional NSW and Sydney. She is passionate about supporting teachers to deliver quality education to their students.

See all ACHPER NSW board profiles

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