PCYC Queensland is an approved registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission (ACNC). As a charitable, not-for-profit organisation we exist to promote the welfare of others with young people at the heart of all that we do.


Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA) is our registered name.  QPCYWA is a constitutional member-based association and a company limited by guarantee to ensure we can deliver our vision. Our Board oversees our governance to assist local operations that operate under our trading name of PCYC Queensland.  PCYC Queensland’s recent certification under the government’s Human Services Quality Framework emphasises our commitment to embedding corporate governance and continuous improvement standards required by the QPS, our government, corporate partners and the communities we serve.

Our Business

We operate in the community under our PCYC Queensland business name. Our clubs operationalise our vision by delivering local programs and services, to meet youth development, crime prevention and local community needs.

Our President

Commissioner Katarina Carroll

Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM

Katarina Carroll APM was sworn in as the 20th Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) on 8 July 2019. Commissioner Carroll is the Chair of the QPS Board of Management and currently the Chair of the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) Board of Management, the support agency for public safety agencies.

During her policing career, which began in 1983, Commissioner Carroll worked in various roles including time in Criminal Investigation Branches, a Commission of Inquiry, the Joint Crime Task Force, and the covert unit. Such was the respect held for Commissioner Carroll, she was requested to be a member of the Queensland University of Technology School of Justice Advisory Panel. In 2012 she was made the Operations Commander for G20 planning in what is still Australia’s largest peacetime security operation.

In December 2014, the then Assistant Commissioner Carroll was hand-picked by the government of the day to lead the newly formed Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). As a transformational leader, Commissioner Carroll influenced the sector through her involvement as the Vice President on the Board of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) and a member of the AFAC Commissioners and Chief Officers Strategic Committee (CCOSC).

At a national level, Commissioner Carroll was a member of the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC), the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management – Senior Official Group (MCPEM SOG), the National Risk Reduction Steering Committee and her key position as an assisting official on the Queensland Disaster Management Committee.

Throughout her career, Commissioner Carroll has been the recipient of numerous international, national and state awards – including the Australian Police Medal. Notably, she was awarded the National Telstra Business Women’s Award for Government and Academia in 2015 and later that year named as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s “100 Women of Influence”.

Commissioner Carroll believes in a life of continual study and holds several tertiary qualifications including an Executive Masters in Public Administration, a Degree in Criminology and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Management. Commissioner Carroll has been the recipient of the Sir Vincent Fairfax Scholarship in Ethical Leadership and the Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship, to study at the prestigious Kennedy Business School, Harvard University.

Our Board

Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA) is our registered name. QPCYWA is a constitutional member-based association and a company limited by guarantee to ensure we are able to deliver our mission or purpose. Our Board oversees our governance to assist our local operations, which operate under our PCYC Queensland business or trading name, to deliver our vision.

Professor Cassandra Cross
PhD QUT, BJus (Honours) QUT
Chair of Board

Associate Professor Cross is a Senior Research Fellow for the Cybersecurity Cooperative Research Centre. She also holds a position as Senior Lecturer, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, where she has taught across policing, crime prevention and cybercrime.

She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2011 to study fraud across the UK, USA and Canada. Across her many research projects, Cassandra has consistently worked with partners in law enforcement, government, non-government, and private sectors to deliver projects that improve understandings of, and responses to, fraud victims globally. Dr Cross also has strong expertise around PCYCs and undertook an evaluation of the crime prevention and community safety outcomes of PCYCs in 2015.

Dr Cross holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Law), Bachelor of Arts (Justice) (First Class Honours), Bachelor of Arts (Justice) (with distinction) and Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

Ms Sandie Angus
Deputy Chair

Ms Angus is an experienced strategic leader and non-executive director with significant legal, governance, risk management and change management expertise. She is admitted as a solicitor and has over thirty years experience working in law firms and in the government finance and electricity sectors. She sits on various boards and committees in the not-for-profit and government sectors.

Ms Angus holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is a member of the Queensland Law Society.

Member of:
Audit and Risk Committee
Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Mr Christopher Emzin
M Laws

Inspector Emzin has been a member of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for over 35 years and is currently an Inspector with the QPS Legal Division. He is admitted as a Barrister-at-Law and is also a Senior Lecturer and Director of Indigenous Engagement in the School of Justice in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology.

As a senior Indigenous member of the QPS, Inspector Emzin is a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Network Committee within the QPS.

Inspector Emzin holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws.

Member of:
Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Audit and Risk Committee

Ms Eva Ford-Murphy
M Communications Studies, B Arts

Ms Ford-Murphy is a marketing communications professional with more than 20 years’ experience across engineering, infrastructure, energy, resources and transport sectors. She is currently the Head of Communications for Asia Pacific, Electrification business, for global technology company ABB. She has extensive expertise in brand positioning, driving customer interest and loyalty, leading large‐scale community and stakeholder engagement programs, and supporting organisations through wide‐scale change.

Ms Murphy holds a Masters in Communication Studies (Public Relations) and Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology.

Chair of:
Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Mr Scott Richardson
B Business, Grad Dip Business Administration, FCPA, GAICD

Mr Richardson has successfully managed finance operations from ASX listed entities to start-up private companies, worked within multi-billion dollar organisations to owner operator businesses and run his own very successful consulting practice for a number of years.

As a result of this breadth of experience, Mr Richardson has expertise in many areas including raising capital, investor relations/roadshows, debt restructuring, managing large diverse teams, finance department improvement, strategic/business planning, mergers and acquisitions, cash and working capital optimisation, corporate governance, strategy development, commercial analysis, risk management, international joint ventures and subsidiaries, cost reduction programs, capital expenditure analysis and funding, and enterprise resource planning system selection and implementation.

Mr Richardson holds a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Graduate of the AICD program & holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Deakin University.

Chair of:
Audit and Risk Committee

Mr Neil Scales, OBE
B Engineering, M Control Engineering and Computing Systems MBA

Mr Scales holds the position of Director-General with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and has extensive experience in management of large scale infrastructure projects, budgeting, cultural change, stakeholder engagement, policy and future focussed solutions.

In 2005, Mr. Scales received an OBE for services to public transport. In 2019, he participated in the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship program. He is the current Government Champion for Woorabinda.

Mr Scales holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Engineering, an MBA and is a Fellow of three major UK engineering institutions.

Mr Graham White
GAICD, Graduate Queensland Public Sector Management

Mr White is an Iman descendent who grew up in the Rockhampton Region. He is currently the Director of Sector Engagement and Communications with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service in Brisbane. He has extensive experience in the areas of Strategic and Operational Planning and Project Management. He has developed and implemented a large range of various capability and contingency plans around strategic issues impacting on or affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Queensland.

He has extensive experience working with Queensland Government agencies in the areas of Small Business, Communities, Child Safety, Multicultural Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

He is currently a member of the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory group and has been a board member of the ‘Iman Native Title Company’ at Rockhampton and the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service’, Brisbane.

Member of:
Audit and Risk Committee

Mr Kevin Guteridge

He is a career police officer with over 36 years’ service and has had a variety of experience including general duties policing, Child Protection Investigations, Stock Squad, Criminal Investigations, Tactical Crime Squad and has served in various locations across Queensland including as the officer in charge of the Cherbourg Aboriginal Community.

During his time as Patrol Group Inspector at Bundaberg, Mr Guteridge was seconded to the Department of Premier and Cabinet to perform the role of State Disaster Recovery Coordinator for Tropical Cyclone Oswald (Bundaberg and North Burnett Floods); Tropical Cyclone Ita (North Queensland cyclone event) and Tropical Cyclone Marcia (Central Queensland).

In 2015 he was appointed as the Superintendent, District Officer in Mount Isa and in 2017, was promoted to Chief Superintendent of the Townsville District.

Mr Guteridge is committed to the development of junior officers, as these are the next generation of police leaders, and emphasises the need for ownership of the community by police and advocates professionalism; diligence; integrity; leadership; and high levels of performance in all aspects of policing. He was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM) for his service to policing in 2018.

In April 2020, he was appointed Assistant Commissioner for the Central Police Region; a Region that covers 557,000 square kilometres with a population of approximately 415,000.

Mr Mark Facey
LLB (Hons)
Company Sectary

Mark has over 30 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, company director and company secretary with significant experience in risk management and corporate governance.

Mark has held a variety of senior positions across Australia and the Middle East in banking and finance, construction and engineering, transport, property development, tourism development and operations.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology.

Mr Phil Schultz
PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer

Recruited in January 2016 as PCYC Queensland’s first civilian CEO in its 75-year history, Phil is an expert in leading large service portfolios in multi-state operations and excels at restructuring and repositioning programs to maximise success. With nearly 20 years in the non-profit sector, Phil has built a reputation for walking the talk and remaining a stable leader during periods of change. As a decisive and transformational non-profit executive, Phil is known for driving strategies to improve organisational capacity and integrity as well as managing and growing program portfolios to deliver valuable community services.

Prior to joining PCYC Queensland Phil held many positions within Mission Australia such as State Director, General Manager and Operations Manager. The central themes that define Phil’s career include sustainable growth, service excellence and continuous operations improvement. He is driven by the knowledge that the decisions he makes and the achievements of the organisations he leads make a positive impact on the lives of the people they serve. Phil’s career is complemented by a graduate certificate in commerce from Charles Sturt University and he is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and The CEO Institute.

Whistle-blower Service

PCYC Queensland is committed to the highest standards of ethical behaviour and integrity. We encourage the reporting of matters that might include:

  • Corrupt conduct
  • Fraud or theft
  • Official misconduct
  • Maladministration

Whistle-blower disclosures may be reported using any of the below avenues:

Website:  Online Form below
Phone:  (07) 3909 9500
Email:  [email protected]
Post:  Whistle-blower Contact Officer, PCYC Queensland, PO Box 985, Slacks Creek, QLD 4127

Whistle-blower Disclosure

  • PCYC Queensland's Whistle-blower policy is available here for further information