Kate hails from Perth and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Edith Cowan University and a Specialist Certificate in Executive Leadership from Melbourne University. Kate’s first career was as a secondary school teacher, working for 13 years in state, catholic and private schools undertaking leadership roles in Perth, London, York (UK) and Melbourne. Her strong desire to instill a love of physical activity in children led her away from education to a role within the Active After-school Communities program run by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). After 5 years in the role, Kate moved to Canberra where she undertook a key strategic senior stakeholder relationship role for the ASC as Director- Government and Partner Relations. This role led Kate to work with a huge variety of state and federal stakeholders, develop and implement government policy, establish an inter-state sport disaster relief collaboration and coordinate a COAG Closing the Gap working group. Upon leaving the government sector, Kate undertook two senior roles in the Charity area, both in the field of health and improving outcomes for children or those with a disability. Most recently, Kate has worked for Headspace assisting with navigating the implementation of the NDIS for Headspace centers and National Office.
Kate has a strong sporting background and represented Western Australia in the WNBL. She has always had great interest in providing an opportunity to improve the lives of others through the vehicle of sport and exercise, and articulating the role that physical activity has in ensuring positive physical, mental and social health. Kate lives a very active life with her partner, 2 young daughters and incredibly old, deaf dog and still manages to play basketball regularly, just no longer in a bodysuit!
With a background in Health Sciences, it was in her mid-twenties that Georgie decided to relocate from Sydney to Melbourne and join the ACSEP. Her love for health and fitness, and her passion for healthcare started early on which has seen her hold various roles in the health industry.
As the National Programs Manager, Georgie Jackson is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for the ‘Fellow’ portfolio and various ACSEP programs. Georgie looks after various Fellowship requirements which include; CPD (Continuing Professional Development), Auditing, and Accreditation. Georgie also leads and manages various programs throughout Australasia, liaising and managing relationships between other colleges and Government departments. Also within Georgie’s portfolio is business development and managing various projects as assigned. Reporting, ACSEP Exams, facilitating SEM education opportunities as well as managing the ACSEP Interview and Selection Processes also fall within Georgie’s portfolio.
In her spare time Georgie likes to keep active and recently completed her first half marathon. Georgie also loves to travel, undertake DIY projects and is a bit of a foodie.
Ashley grew up in Melbourne before moving to Sydney to complete a Bachelor of Business in Business Law and Management. His work experience has seen him move across Australia working in the sport, not-for-profit and private sector, and he has recently commenced an MBA with the Australian Graduate School of Management.
As the Partnerships and Projects Officer, Ashley forms part of the ACSEP National Office team, working in marketing and communications while collaborating with philanthropic and corporate organisations.
Outside of work Ashley runs his own non-profit clothing brand, is a keen sportsman, a tragic Melbourne Demons supporter and is passionate about animal welfare. Ashley is currently training for the Noosa Triathlon.
Liz is a great lover of the outdoors, food, animals of all varieties, West African drum & dance and more recently, yoga & meditation. Creative at heart, Liz has no end of projects on the go in her spare time.
As the first point of contact for the College, Liz is responsible for all aspects of office management in conjunction with administrative support for the College's site of programmes, ensure that services are efficient, effective and adapt to change. Liz also provides secretariat assistance to the College committees and administrative support to the National Office Team and CEO.
Growing up, Nirmala (Nim) was sports obsessed competing as a runner, cricketer and a badminton player. Nim is passionate about promoting physical activity through sports and exercise. Nim is one of the founders of HealthyU, a non-for profit organisation that support positive physical, mental and social wellbeing of school children in Sri Lanka.
Nim is an epidemiologist with a clinical background. Her PhD thesis was titled "Injury Epidemiology Among Australian Female Cricketers". Nim is also the Social Media Coordinator for the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport and writes the monthly #IOCprev2017 Engagement, Evidence & Practice Blog series in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
As a result of her work and studies, Nim has a very good understanding of the research process, having had experience in both gathering and critically analysing evidence and research findings around sports and exercise medicine. Nim's role at the ACSEP is to support the ACSEP Research Portfolio, particularly assisting with Registrars and the research committee with the end-to-end research process.