Your Local Squash Body

We deal with all matters regarding the development, organisation and promotion of this sport which we love. Whether you’re a youngster looking to have some fun on the court, or a seasoned professional, we welcome all ‘Squashies’ and thank you for your ongoing support in helping keep Squash a great Australian success story!

Staff & Board Members

Michael Nuttall President

Michael was elected President at the 2017 Squash ACT AGM.

Michael Nuttall is the Executive Officer of the Australian Primary Principals Association where he oversees the operations of its Canberra-based national office and provides executive level support to its National Council and Board. Prior to this he worked as a teacher in Sydney before moving to Canberra where he took up the first of his two principal positions. 

A social squash player from his school years, Michael picked up his racquet after a ten-year break to play his first competition squash match as he turned fifty. He currently has a social hit every Thursday as well as playing Masters and occasionally reserving in Pennant.

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Michael Hill Vice President

Michael is currently leading the growth, and management of the Opus International Consultant’s Canberra operation.

Michael is a registered Civil Structural Engineer, a 2016 Roads Australia Fellow, the chairman of the Engineers Australia Civil and Structural Committee in Canberra, the Vice Chairman of the Consult Australia Federal committee, sits on the Canberra Executive committee and is a Director for Squash ACT.  Michael is passionate about strong ethical leadership which shapes our industry and community.

His tenacity to solve complex problems through innovation and resourcefulness has made Michael a trusted professional among his colleagues, peers and most of all his clients.

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Ross Reid Director

A commercial lawyer in Canberra for forty years, and am currently Chair of the Law Society Complaints Committee. Played competition squash for Kippax and Dickson for 35 years, and have remained as Public Officer for the Dickson club for many years. Am trekking mad and spend as much time as possible in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.

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Melissa Orr Director

Melissa Orr began playing squash at 10 years of age, continued playing while living on the Central Coast, in Griffith and then Cootamundra, and hasn't stopped since. Originally a member of the Wests Squash Club, Melissa's first pennant match was in Ladies G4!

As she moved up the grades, Melissa joined Dickson Squash Club, still plays for the club and enjoys the twice yearly doubles competitions. Monday nights, Melissa is found playing Masters squash and enjoys the social and non-competitive nature of these comps. Some years back, Melissa was employed at Squash ACT as its Development Officer and now assists when needed with Dickson juniors.

Off the court, Mel cheers for the Raiders, enjoys most sports and stays fit while socialising with friends and family. Melissa's background and current employment is in finance, and she brings that valued knowledge and assistance to Squash ACT.

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