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

Member Services Unit

Member Services Manager - Belinda Burke
Membership Officer - Narelle O’Loughlin
Member Administration Officer - Tara Robertson
Professional Development and Conference Specialist - Sarah Hall
Professional Development Coordinator - Ashlee Deane
Professional Development Coordinator - Simon Price
Professional Development Administration Officer - Alex Wade
Member Development Advisor - vacant
Member Development Officer (Sports Science) - Kellie Pritchard-Peschek
Member Development Officer (Exercise Science) - Caroline Robertson
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
Senior Strategic Advisor - Caroline Robertson
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 (on maternity leave)
Marketing and Communications Coordinator - Aliese Sinitsky (maternity cover) 
Marketing and Communications Officer - Aiden Kelly
Senior Graphic Designer - Leigh McLennan (on maternity leave)
Senior Graphic Designer - Melissa Williams (maternity cover) 
Content Creator - Natasha Baynham
Exercise is Medicine Project Officer - Juliana Mahon


Regulations Manager - Wendy Rahtz
Course Accreditation Manager - Rachel Holmes
Course Accreditation Project Officer - Daniel Berkelmans
Regulations Officer - Kirsty Caetano
Senior Accreditation Officer - Christopher Starkey
Accreditation Officer - Anne Peters
Accreditation Officer - Ali Dulfikar