Our Staff

Hilary Shelton - Chief Executive Officer | email: [email protected]

Hilary works closely with the Board to set the direction of the organisation and leads the operational team. Hilary works to strengthen stakeholder relationships with education authorities, sector leaders and practitioners to position ACHPER Victoria to deliver on its mission. Hilary has a background in leading not-for-profit, member-based organisations and has strong strategic and governance skills. Hilary recently received a Victorian Government: Change Our Game scholarship to undertake the AICD Company Directors course and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary).

Working hours: Monday – Friday

Dr Bernie Holland - Consulting Manager, MACHPER | email: [email protected]

Bernie brings over 35 years of passionate experience having worked across the tertiary, school and government sectors. Deeply committed to quality HPE Bernie regularly advises research projects and resource developers, presents at conferences and consults with schools in the development of their HPE curricula, physical activity, fundamental movement skills and game sense.

Working hours: Monday – Thursday 

Adriana Pinder - Professional Learning Coordinator (VCE Portfolio) | email: [email protected]

Adriana brings considerable teaching and leadership experience in primary and secondary schools, both locally and internationally. Adriana’s recent school experience, deep understanding of curricula and capacity to lead projects has enabled ACHPER Victoria to grow and expand the quality of our resources and professional learning program.

Working hours: Monday – Friday

Laura Widdowson - Events and Conferences Manager
 | email: [email protected] 
Laura brings experience as a PE and health teacher in both primary and secondary schools in Victoria, and the United Kingdom. With a passion for high quality health and movement education, Laura is also experienced in mentoring graduate and trainee teachers.

Working hours: Monday – Friday

Jo Ritson - Professional Learning Coordinator | MACHPER
 | email: [email protected]
Jo brings both primary and secondary teaching knowledge along with her passion and support for high quality PE and Health Education programs both within and outside of schools. Jo has been an active contributor to ACHPER and was a proud recipient of the ACHPER Victoria HPE Primary Teacher of the Year Award in 2019.

Working hours: Monday – Friday

Steph Patterson - Professional Learning Officer - VCE Resources | email: [email protected]
Still employed at a school, Steph’s background is in VCE student management, secondary HPE curriculum development with secondary science experience linking biology to human movement in HPE curriculum. 

Administration & support:

Kerrie Borrie - Administration & Office Coordinator | email: [email protected]

Kerrie has been a part of the ACHPER Victoria family for 25 years. As such she holds strong organisation knowledge and has a critical connection with our members and customers. Kerrie is often your first port of call and will help with all initial enquiries ensuring our members receive the very best service. With more than 25 years’ experience in administration, database management and customer service Kerrie provides integral support to ACHPER Victoria.

Working hours: Monday – Friday

Christina Harry - Finance Officer | email: [email protected]

Christina has a strong background in finance and analysis and has provided pivotal financial leadership to ensure our financial and human resource policies and processes are robust and best practice.

Working hours: Monday - Friday  

Kim Tamas - Marketing & Communications Officer | email: [email protected]

Kim brings her marketing experience to ensure our messages and branding are communicated effectively and efficiently and leads our content marketing plan, member communications, sponsorships and website management.

Working hours: Monday – Thursday




Professional Learning Coordinator

ACHPER Victoria is actively creating a consumer focused, quality framework for professional learning programs with a Health and Physical Education (HPE) focus. This role is ideal for someone with Secondary (7-10 and VCE) HPE experience in school or academia who wishes to create quality professional learning programs and resources to support teacher capacity in this area.

Learn more about ACHPER Victoria or contact us for further information.