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.

Media Enquiries

  • Alexia Lidas, APHA CEO - M: +61 407 392 252 


Board Members

Kate Nason

Chairperson 2021/22
Architect, Sustainability Advisor at Frasers Property Australia, Certified Passive House Designer

Talina Edwards

Deputy Chairperson 2021/22
Director - Partnerships & Major Events 2020/22
Architect, Certified Passive House Designer, and Founder of Talina Edwards Architecture

Rory Martin

Secretary 2020/22
Sustainability Manager, Frasers Property Australia

Nick Tassigiannakis

Treasurer 2019/22
Managing Director at Bridgeford Group

Bohemia Hookham

Director - Research 2021/22
Architect at DesignInc, Certified Passive House Designer

Heather McCabe

Director - Research 2021/22
Architect at BVN, Certified Passive House Designer


Joe Mercieca

Director - Partnership and Major Events 2019/22
Director at Blue Eco Homes

Cameron Munro

National Chapter and Volunteer Lead 2021/22
Consultant at Passive Analytics, Engineer, Certified Passive House Designer

Darren O'Dea

Director - Technical Working Group 2020/22
Building Physics Expert at Fabric First

John Beurle

Director - Partnerships and Major Events 2021/22
Principal at Passive House Services

Our Team

Alexia Lidas, APHA CEO

Alexia Lidas

Samantha Bruce
Education & Events Executive

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


Timo Bleeker

Western Australia


Mat Pinches 



Brett Aylen

South Australia

Christie Hartfiel



Torquil Canning



Keith Savage

Northern Australia