Governance

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.

Governance

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.

Mr Garry Humphries
M Bus Admin, Dip Event Man, A/Dip Community Rec, MAICD RAA (Ret.)
Chair of Board

Mr Humphries has worked in the youth, recreation and event sector for all of his professional career. As an ex-Army Officer and professional public servant, he has served Federal, State, Local Government, Government Corporations and NGOs in some of the most isolated areas of Queensland and most troubled communities, for over 35 years. He has extensive experience in ‘turning around’ troubled organisational cultures and achieving sustainability in social enterprises.

Mr Humphries currently works with Toowoomba Regional Council, is co-founder of the South West Indigenous Network, veteran of several Disaster Recovery operations and received the National Disaster Medal for service to the Toowoomba region during the 2011 floods. Mr Humphries holds a Masters in Business Administration

Associate Professor Cassandra Cross
PhD QUT, BJus (Honours) QUT
Deputy 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.

Chair of:
Community Engagement Committee

Ms Eva Ford-Murphy
M Communications Studies, B Arts
Director

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.

Member of:
Community Engagement Committee

Ms Sandie Angus
LLB, GAICD
Director

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
Community Engagement Committee

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

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 Paul Taylor, APM
Graduate of Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT), GAICD
Director

Mr Taylor is currently the Deputy Commissioner, Regional Queensland with Queensland Police Service (QPS). He has extensive, high level experience in negotiating successful outcomes across government and non-government agencies – aligning culture, finance and resources to deliver safe and secure communities through crime prevention strategies, diversionary strategies for at risk youth, and in response to crime and road trauma.

He was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM) in 2001.

Mr Taylor holds a Graduate of Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT) and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Member of:
Audit and Risk Committee
Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Community Engagement Committee

Mr Christopher Emzin
M Laws
Director

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:
Community Engagement Committee

Mr Domenico Licastro
B Business (Accting), Grad Dip Applied Finance & Investment FCPA, F FIN
Director

Mr Licastro is an experienced finance professional with extensive experience in financial and statutory reporting, budgeting, risk management and business continuity. He has worked in the finance industry for over 30 years holding senior management positions including Chief Financial Officer of Queensland Treasury Corporation.

Since leaving fulltime employment in 2016, Mr Licastro has held positions on various public sector Audit Committees. He is currently an independent member of Queensland Treasury’s Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Mr Licastro holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He is a fellow of both CPA Australia and FINSIA.

Member of:
Audit and Risk Committee
Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Ms Nyree Whelan, APM
Master of Leadership and Management (Policing), MAICD
Director

Ms Whelan is a commissioned officer with the Queensland Police Service. She has considerable experience in education and training, strategic planning, strategic policy and police leadership. She has provided significant assistance in implementation of state-wide initiatives and policies and co-ordination across state and local government and industry.

She has been awarded an Australian Police Medal and has also been recognised and awarded for her work in South West Queensland by the Australasian Council of Women and Policing.

Ms Whelan holds a Master of Leadership and Management (Policing).

Member of:
Audit and Risk Committee
Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Community Engagement Committee

Mr Alan Davey, APM 
Executive Masters Public Administration (EMPA), A/Dip Business, Grad Dip Leadership & Management (Policing), Grad Cert Social Science, Grad Cert Applied Management, FAIM, GAICD
Company Secretary

Mr Davey is a retired Queensland Police Service Officer with extensive experience in people capability, financial management, police leadership and change management.

He has been awarded the Australian Police Medal, the National Medal with the 35 year clasp, the National Police Service Medal, the Queensland Police Service medal with 35 year clasp and the Queensland Police Meritorious Service Medal.

Mr Davey holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration, is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (FIML) and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Phil Schultz
PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer

Recruited in January 2016 as PCYC Queensland’s first civilian CEO in its 70-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.

Relevant Links:
QPCYWA Company Membership Form
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

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 3445, Tingalpa QLD 4173

Whistle-blower Disclosure

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