AGTA Board

Chair Trish DouglasTrish Douglas teaches geography to Years 10-12 at Eltham College, Melbourne where she is also VCE Coordinator. She has served as President, Vice President, Secretary and Committee member of the GTAV. tdouglas@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au
Deputy Chair Joanne WegenerJoanne Wegener is the Senior Geography teacher at Concordia College. Joanne was actively involved with GTASA Executive as a graduate teacher, and in more recent years as Vice President and now President of GTASA. jwegener@concordia.sa.edu.au
Immediate Past Chair Dr Grant KleemanDr Grant Kleeman is an Honorary Fellow of Macquarie University. Prior to his retirement in early 2016 Grant was a Senior Lecturer and Director of Teacher Education in the University's School of Education. Grant was closely involved in the development of the Australian Curriculum: Geography.

gkleeman27@gmail.com

Secretary Anna GriffinAnna Griffin is currently Head of Department of HASS at Swan Valley Anglican Community School in Perth. She is a teacher of senior Geography and Economics teacher. Anna is the Immediate Past President of GAWA and has been member since 2010. secretaryagta@gmail.com
Treasurer Dr Grant KleemanDr Grant Kleeman is an Honorary Fellow of Macquarie University. Prior to his retirement in early 2016 Grant was a Senior Lecturer and Director of Teacher Education in the University's School of Education. Grant was closely involved in the development of the Australian Curriculum: Geography.

gkleeman27@gmail.com

Appointed Directors from Member Associations

GAWA President Leo ContiLeo Conti is currently the Head of Department at Ballajura Community College and is a Senior Lecturer at Notre Dame University.  He has been on the GAWA committee for 29 years and has held various roles.  He is actively involved in the development of professional learning, educational resources and curriculum in WA. gawapresident@westnet.com.au
GHTANT President Steve HawkinsSteve Hawkins is the President of the Geography & History Teachers’ Association of NT and the Professional Teachers’ Association of NT.  He has taught in urban, regional and remote locations and supported teachers and schools across the NT in curriculum and Aboriginal education. steve.hawkins@ntschools.net
GTANSW&ACT President

Susan Caldis Susan Caldis is GTANSW&ACT President and the AGTA representative for the Institute of Australian Geographers. She is a PhD Candidate and sessional academic in the School of Education at Macquarie University. In 2019 Susan was the Outstanding Educator in Residence for geographical education in Singapore.

Susan.caldis@hdr.mq.edu.au
GTASA President Joanne WegenerJoanne Wegener is the Senior Geography teacher at Concordia College. Joanne was actively involved with GTASA Executive as a graduate teacher, and in more recent years as Vice President and now President of GTASA. jwegener@concordia.sa.edu.au
GTAQ President

Julie DavisJulie Davis works for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority in the Review and Transition Branch developing the new senior Geography syllabus for Queensland. Julie also lectures in Geography at Queensland University of Technology.

j42davis@qut.edu.au
GTAV President Dr Stephen Legg Dr Stephen Legg is a retired Senior Lecturer in Geography, Associate Dean of Teaching and Adjunct Research Fellow in History from Monash University. Stephen’s research involves long-term international comparisons of the historical geography of environmental ideas including conservation, climate change and forest management. stephenlegg85@gmail.com
TGTA President Rowan HarrisRowan Harris teaches Geography at the Senior Secondary level at Hobart College. He previously worked as a Geographic Information System Analyst and landscape ecologist. rowan.harris@education.tas.gov.au

Nominated Directors from Member Associations

GAWA Anna Griffin Anna Griffin is Head of Department of HASS at Swan Valley Anglican Community School in Perth. She is a teacher of senior Geography and Economics teacher. Anna is the Immediate Past President of GAWA. gawapresident@westnet.com.au
GHTANT Julie HearndenJulie Hearnden teaches SACE Geography and is Senior Curriculum Coordinator at the Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Howard Springs, Darwin. Julie is Treasurer of GHTANT julie.hearnden@ntschools.net
GTANSW&ACT Lorraine ChafferLorraine Chaffer has been a GTA NSW&ACT councillor since 2006, Geography Bulletin editor and is the Immediate Past President. She has over 30 years’ experience teaching Geography in NSW public schools as a classroom teacher and Head Teacher of HSIE. Her contribution to Geography education has been recognised by numerous awards. lchaffer@tpg.com.au
GTASA Simon MillerSimon Miller is the Head of Humanities at Pembroke School, Adelaide. He is currently vice-president of GTASA and is the Tutor for Geography, Curriculum and Methodology at the University of Adelaide. smiller@pembroke.sa.edu.au
GTAQ Shane Albertson

Shane Albertson has been teaching Geography in government and independent schools across Queensland for over 18 years. He has been a member of GTAQ for the last 8 years.

shane.albertson@gmail.com
GTAV Trish DouglasTrish Douglas teaches geography to Years 10-12 at Eltham College, Melbourne where she is also VCE Coordinator. She is Immediate Past-President of the GTAV having previously served as President, Vice President, Secretary and as a general Committee member. tdouglas@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au
TGTA Karen CaporelliKaren Caporelli has taught senior secondary Geography at Guilford Young College in Hobart for the past 12 years. Karen is currently the secretary of TGTA. kcaporelli@gyc.tas.edu.au

Other roles and responsibilities

Website Manager

Rob Berry

rvberry@gmail.com

Australian Geography Competition

Bernard Fitzpatrick

AGCcoordinator@rgsq.org.au

Geographia newsletter

Julie Hearnden

Julie.hearnden@ntschools.net

Geographical Education

Dr Terri Bourke and Dr Rod Lane

theresa.bourke@qut.edu.au
rod.lane@mq.edu.au

2019 AGTA Conference Convenor Bec Nicholas admin@agta2019.com.au

Geographical Education Reviews

Geoffrey Paterson

reviews@agta.asn.au

Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)

Susan Caldis

skcaldis@gmail.com

Academy of Sciences

Dr Grant Kleeman

gkleeman27@gmail.com

Australian Alliance of Associations in Education (AAAE)

Trish Douglas

tdouglas@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au

Geography’s Big Week Out Host

Joanne Wegener

jwegener@concordia.sa.edu.au
ACT representative Michael Da Roza droze1@optusnet.com.au
Primary school representative Sarah McGill sarah.mcgill@education.wa.edu.au