John Stokes

Chief Executive Officer – ACHPER Australia

John was appointed National CEO of ACHPER in January 2018. As the peak professional association representing teachers and professionals working in the fields of Health and Physical Education (HPE), John’s role is to provide leadership and management of ACHPER’s National Office. With Branches in all states and territories, he is concentrating on building the organisation’s advocacy capability, as well as developing long-term national partnerships that add value to ACHPER members and HPE professionals.

The purpose of ACHPER is to promote active and healthy living for all Australians through education and professional practice. ACHPER also provides programs and services that support continuing development of knowledge, skills and professional practice, focusing primarily on health education, physical education and recreation.

ACHPER has recently developed a suite of National Position Statements that will be used to drive its advocacy and lobbying activities, at both a Federal and State government level. These policies directly relate to the Thought Leadership session on Future Generations.

Prior to ACHPER, John was CEO at Master Builders SA and CEO for the Australian Institute of Management SA. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Fellow and Life Member of the Institute of Managers & Leaders and a member of ACHPER.