Our Board

ACHPER Victorian Branch is governed by a skills based and representative Board whose purpose is to provide ACHPER Victoria with strategic direction and rigorous corporate governance. The Board acts proactively to drive the work of the organisation to meet current and future demands of our members and the broader community and to ensure long term sustainability and viability in order to continue our valued and important work.

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

Meet our Board

Peter Wright, FACHPER (President)
Former school principal, current School Sport Victoria board member
Peter has been a member and advocate of ACHPER and the HPE community for many years. He commenced his career as a physical education (PE) teacher and retired after 8 years as Principal of Koonung Secondary College. Peter is also a member of the School Sport Victoria Board.


Kate Simpson, MACHPER (Vice President)
General Manager - Education & Sport, Life Saving Victoria
Kate has been a member of Life Saving Victoria’s executive management team for eight years and has strong organisational leadership skills and highly values continuing personal and professional development.

Chloe Dew, MACHPER
Primary Teacher, Black Hill Primary School
Inspired by her Year 9 PE teacher, Chloe committed to a career as a PE teacher and educator. By encouraging students to focus on their individual performances, this teacher changed Chloe’s perspective and motivated her to believe in herself and her abilities. 



Dr Helen Brown, MACHPER
Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
Helen has been involved with ACHPER for over 30 years, as a teacher, employee and researcher and has extensive experience in the secondary and tertiary settings. Helen’s research interest focuses on behavioural epidemiology, particularly in relation to children's physical activity as well as sport coaching, the behavioural aspects of coaching and the mentoring process. Helen also maintains an interest in the evaluation of health promotion and related programs and activities. 

Professor Anthony Watt, PhD, MACHPER
Director, Learning & Teaching, Victoria University
Anthony has been associated with ACHPER as a physical education teacher and then as an academic from 1990. Tony also has extensive skills in the area of physical education pedagogy, both as a practitioner and as a researcher.

Tony Goodwin, MACHPER
Principal Murtoa College
Tony has taught from Foundation through to year 12. His main teaching methods have been physical education, health, outdoor education and sport. Tony is currently a Principal of an F-12 college.

Further information

Join our Board

Are you an advocate for the HPE profession? Do you have a contribution to make to the strategic direction of your professional association?

If you're a big picture thinker who is passionate about creating active and healthy Victorians, why not nominate yourself!

Joining the ACHPER Victoria Board is a brilliant way to contribute to your professional association and to make a difference to the professional growth of others and to advocate for the importance of Health and Physical education as a valuable, unique and highly necessary learning area.

Gain satisfaction by being at the forefront of your profession and valuable experience beyond your current professional role in governance, leadership and advocacy!

Click here to learn more about ACHPER Victoria, and should you require further information or have any questions, please contact our CEO Hilary Shelton via phone (03) 9274 8907 or email.