ESSA National Office and Contacts

Postal Address

Locked Bag 4102, Ascot, QLD 4007

Physical Address

9 Hercules Street, Hamilton, QLD 4007


07 3171 3335


Opening Hours: Opening hours

Monday – Friday (not including public holidays), 8.30am – 4.30pm (Queensland Time)

National Office Staff

Chief Executive Office

Chief Executive Officer - Anita Hobson-Powell 
EA to Chief Executive Officer - Linda Waterman
Governance and Strategy Project Officer - Ali Nugent

Member Services Unit

Member Services Manager - Belinda Burke
Membership Officer - Narelle O’Loughlin
Member Administration Officer - Tara Robertson
Professional Development and Conference Coordinator - Ashlee Deane
Professional Development and Conference Coordinator - vacant
Professional Development Coordinator - Simon Price
Professional Development Administration Officer - Alex Wade
Member Development Advisor - Lauren Sexton
Member Development Officer (Sports Science) - Kellie Pritchard-Peschek
Member Development Officer (Exercise Science) - vacant
HEAL Project Officer - Giorgia Brennan

Business Services Unit

Operations Manager - Anna Wilkes
Office Coordinator - Nyomee Dickinson
Receptionist - Jo Carey
Accountant - Carol Miller

Policy and Advocacy

Policy and Advocacy Manager - Joanne Webb
Senior Policy and Relations Advisor - Leanne Evans
Policy and Advocacy Advisor - Judy Powell
Policy and Advocacy Advisor - Carla Vasoli
Policy and Advocacy Advisor - Emma Gainer
Research Governance & Integrity Advisor - Susan O'Brien
Policy and Advocacy Project Coordinator - Jessica Muir
Project Coordinator - Exercise Right for Active Ageing - Channa Marsh 


Standards Manager - Carly Ryan
Standards Project Officer - Rachel Tijani

Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications Manager - Zoe Bickerstaffe
Marketing and Communications Coordinator - Camella Brightman
Marketing and Communications Coordinator - Suari Price 
Marketing and Communications Officer - Aiden Kelly
Senior Graphic Designer - Leigh McLennan (on maternity leave)
Senior Graphic Designer - Melissa Williams (maternity cover) 
Digital Content Creator -  Vacant
Exercise is Medicine Project Officer - Juliana Mahon


Regulations Manager - Wendy Rahtz
Course Accreditation Manager - Rachel Holmes
Course Accreditation Project Officer - Daniel Berkelmans
Senior Accreditation Officer - vacant
Regulations Officer - Kirsty Caetano
Accreditation Officer - Anne Peters
Accreditation Officer - Ali Dulfikar
Administration Officer - Alice Taylor