Staff Members


Tessa Berger

Chief Executive Officer

A former New Zealand Football international, Tessa had a decades-long career, most notably, attending the FIFA Women's World Cup in Japan, being named to the Football Ferns listed squad for the 2012 London Olympics and receiving the coveted New Zealand Young Sportsperson of the Year Award.

Having attended university in the USA on a full scholarship, Tessa brought her experience to Crimson Education in 2016, founding their global subsidiary, Crimson Athletics. Building an industry-leading global admissions consultancy, supporting thousands of students in their journey to becoming collegiate athletes at some of America's most prestigious universities. With a recent valuation of USD $550M, the series-C Kiwi start-up is now a leading player in the EdTech industry, recognised as a GSV EdTech 150, Deloitte "Master of Growth" and multi-year "Fast 50" company.  

Ahead of the 2016 New Zealand Local Body Elections, Auckland was poised to elect a candidate capable of bridging the gap between generations and championing the voice of the community. At 21 years old, Tessa stood and was successfully elected as an independent candidate to Auckland Council representing the Rodney Ward where she served one term before retiring in 2019.

With a decade of dedicated service across the non-profit space, Tessa serves as Chairperson of the Mahurangi Coastal Path Trust. A project of national significance, The Mahurangi Coastal Path links 900 hectares of regional parkland with public transport. The first of its kind in New Zealand, it offers walking, cycling, and bridle trail access to users wanting to explore the three regional parks that it connects. Tessa also holds the position of President of Mahurangi Action Incorporated. Established in 1974, the environmental organisation is involved in the Auckland Regional Council-initiated Action Plan, the principal aim of which is to address the harbour’s elevated sediment accumulation rate.

Brooke Pryor
Competitions and Participation Coordinator
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Brooke is passionate about sport, particularly squash, having played on and off since she was 10. She has frequently been involved in the operation of her home clubs and was the Woman’s Club Captain of her Squash club in New Zealand. She loves working in events, particularly tournaments, and frequently plays in Squash tournaments on the weekend.

Brooke has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 6 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Sport Science and Psychology in 2016 and had been running her own training business for the past few years with a large focus on athlete strength and conditioning coaching. She decided to move from the coaching side of sport and into the sports management sector where she started a Masters of Sport and Exercise (Sport Management and Leadership).

Brooke is dedicated to increasing participation in squash and hopes to facilitate the growth of the Sydney junior and senior pennant competitions. She is looking forward too visiting clubs within the state and getting to know the squash community here.


Jemma Wratten
State Development Lead
Junior State Head Coach
Events, Participation, Education (Coaching and Refereeing) 

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 Jemma is the Squash NSW State Coach and Squash Australia's State Performance Pathway Coordinator for NSW. 

Jemma has been involved in squash since she was just 8 years old starting as junior and finishing her career as a senior professional on the PSA tour competing internationally. 

She has experienced the sport at all levels including representing ACT, NSW and Victoria at state and national levels before travelling abroad to compete on the PSA world circuit. 

After retiring from the PSA, Jemma became more involved with coaching and found her passion in helping to develop and guide junior athletes to achieve their dreams.

Jemma strives to combine her knowledge and experience with innovative ideas to offer the most engaging and effective coaching available. After designing the performance pathway plan now in place there is a strong support network across the state for all junior and parents. Jemma is looking forward to growing participation and developing juniors throughout NSW.

Board of Directors  

John Small

Elected Official 

John was born and educated in Sydney. He was inducted into the Army as a National Serviceman in 1968.  He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and spent most of his 3 years as a Staff Officer Engineering Maintenance Policy, Radar and Guided Weapons.

John spent 33 years with the Defence Organisation working mainly in the NSW Regional Office.  He was principally involved in the development of products and capability in industry for Defence, running projects and programs with a total present-day value of some $100m. 

Since 2001, John has been Executive Officer of Australian Industry & Defence Network – NSW Incorporated (AIDN NSW) and has seen the organisation grow from some three members in 2001 to over 150 today. 

In 2010, John was award the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to business and commerce, particularly through professional defence sector organisations.

John was the Squash Australia National Refereeing Director/Manager from 2002 – 2018.  In June 2018, John joined the board of Squash NSW as a director in July 2018 and became president in November 2018.  


Jessica Rogerson
Appointed Official 

I started playing squash when I was 19 as something fun to do with my mum. When I moved to Sydney in 2018 I started playing at Bondi Squash and feel even more in love with the sport and the people that played. 
In 2020 I took on a coaching position at Bondi, then stepped into an Assistant General Manager role in 2021 before finally taking over as General Manager in 2022. Before my time at Bondi Squash I worked for large company for 11 years across multiple business units so have experience in OH&S, compliance, operations and sales. 
I am lucky enough to be able to play squash almost everyday. Between coaching and my own training I spend anywhere from
2 - 4 hrs on court most days. I participate in both the Pennant and City Houses competitions and attend tournaments all over the country. 
My goal as part of the Board of Directors is to help increase participation numbers at clubs for both competitive and social members, with a high focus on women and juniors. 
Amar Singh
Elected Official 

Growing up in Army bases in India, Amar was introduced to Squash at a very early age by his father and his passion for the sport has only grown with time. He would like to see Squash become a mainstream sport by developing a wholesome Squash ecosystem in NSW.

Amar brings extensive global experience in running businesses and has a keen interest in Commercials and Technology. He currently heads Pricing and Revenue Management function for a global eCommerce company and would love to combine his professional skill set along with his passion for Squash to make a meaningful contribution to NSW Squash.

Whilst being a new member of NSW Squash, he looks forward to being involved in development of player network, coaches, referees, and helping build state-of-the-art infrastructure within the state


John Stylianou
Elected Official 

I was born and raised in Perth and started playing squash in 1975. Since then I have played 36 years of pennant squash for 7-clubs across 4-Australian states and in Michigan USA. I now reside in Bega NSW where I have been Bega Squash Club President for 6-years and the tournament promoter of 7-PSA Squash tournaments, including 2 Australian Opens.


I have a Bachelor of Business and I am a CPA accountant. I worked for the Ford organisation for 16-years in various management roles and my wife and I have owned a car dealership and fleet management company since 2005. In 2016 I joined the Board of Tulgeen Disability Services and I  chair the Audit & Finance Committee. I was awarded a Community medal in 2022 for my role with the local Chamber of Commerce where I sit on the Executive Committee.      


My ambition is to work with the other Board members to promote and grow our sport through increased participation.  




Yan Han
Elected Official 

Yan brings a wealth of expertise and commitment to the board of Squash NSW. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science, she has flourished in various roles at Oracle Corporation, spanning presales, post-sales support, consulting, marketing, training, and, more recently, specializing in software licensing and asset management.

Yan's introduction to squash occurred during high school, and since 2010, her involvement with the sport has deepened. Actively engaged in the junior squash community, she serves as a social player, parent, and volunteer.

In 2018, Yan founded the Falcon Squash program at North Boys Sydney High School, achieving notable success in CHS Squash. The school has since expanded its squash program to compete in zone grade squash with three other high schools. Yan also holds a position on the North Sydney Boys High School P&C executive committee and chairs the sport sub-committee Falcon Sport.

Beyond her school commitments, Yan has made significant contributions to the broader squash community. She initiated a junior program at MAASH Sports and Fitness for kids aged 5-17 years, cofounded JETS Squash, a non-profit club dedicated to fostering grassroots growth and participation. Yan played a pivotal role in organizing and running the largest junior bronze event in Australia, the 2023 NSW Junior Novice Championships. Strategically,

Yan is poised to contribute to Squash NSW's vision, with a specific focus on enhancing participation—an integral pillar in the organisation's strategy. Dedicated to leveraging her knowledge, experience, and background, along with her passion for squash, Yan aims to drive growth, sustainability, and excellence in the sport across NSW.


Peter Sinodinos
Elected Official 

Peter has been involved in business operations and management for over 35 years focusing on Executive Management, Business Operations, Franchising, Retail Merchandise Execution, and Property Business Development. For the last three years Peter has been developing new unique business models for private clients wanting to grow and transform their current businesses. Prior to this, he was CEO of Amber Tiles Australia. Peter has held various State and National Business Development roles within International and local companiesAn alumnus of the University of Canberra, a past Director of the LFRA (Large Format Retail Association) and is a current Board Member of Australian Squash Management and Squash NSW. Peter is also affiliated with the FBAA, MFAA , AFCA and is a member of the AICD. A father of three, Peter is a keen squash player having represented the ACT in 1983,84 and 85 at the Australian Junior Squash titles. He continues to play pennant at Thornleigh Squash and Fitness, NSW Masters squash, social and local competitive squash tournaments where and when possible. He resides in the northern suburbs of Sydney.