About Us


The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which aims to lead change by educating, promoting, and supporting the delivery of Certified Passive House buildings in Australia. Our vision is that all Australians live and work in healthy, comfortable, low energy, resilient buildings.

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Board Members

Chris Nunn

Chair 2017/19
Head of Sustainability, Property at AMP Capital

Joel Seagren

Deputy Chairperson 2019/20
Director - Member Strategy and Brand
Business Development Engineer (Intelligent Ventilation)

Rory Martin

Secretary 2020/21
Sustainability Manager, Frasers Property Australia

Nick Tassigiannakis

Treasurer 2019/20
Managing Director at Bridgeford Group

Kylie Mills

Director - Education & Training 2019/20
Architect, Director BluKube Architecture

Kate Nason

Director - Partnerships and Major Events 2019/20
Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten, Certified Passive House Designer, Architect


Joe Merceica

Director - Partnership and Major Events 2019/20
Director at Blue Eco Homes

Talina Edwards

Director - Partnerships & Major Events 2020/21
Architect, Certified Passive House Designer, and Founder of Talina Edwards Architecture

Darren O'Dea

Director - Technical Working Group 2020/21
Building Physics Expert at Fabric First

John Beurle

National Chapter and Volunteer Lead 2019/20
Principal at Passive House Services

Our Team

Paul Wall

Samantha Bruce
Education, Events & Administrative Executive
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Rachael Alden
(Maternity Leave)

Michelle Pokorny
Membership & Administrative Co-ordinator
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State Chapters

APHA's Local Chapter Reps provide a conduit for connection and collaboration for members in their State or Territory, offering opportunities for networking, education and information exchange. Get in touch and introduce yourself today.

Simone Schenkel


Marie Mattinson

New South Wales

Don Fini

Western Australia


Gregory Mason



Brett Aylen

South Australia

Christie Hartfiel



Torquil Canning



Keith Savage

Northern Australia