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 53 clubs operationalise our vision by delivering local programs and services, to meet youth development, crime prevention and local community needs.

Our President

Commissioner Ian Stewart APM
Commissioner of Police for the State of Queensland

Commissioner Ian Stewart APM is the President of Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA) and the Commissioner of Police for the State of Queensland.

Commissioner Ian Stewart is the 19th Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) taking up this position on 1 November 2012. Commissioner Stewart is a career Police Officer with over 40 years of service having held numerous senior positions across a broad range of portfolios within the QPS.

Commissioner Stewart holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration and a Bachelor of Business qualifications and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) and Australian Institute of Management. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Leeda Program.

Commissioner Stewart is the recipient of the Australian Fulbright Professional Scholarship, Australian Police Medal, National Emergency Medal, National Police Service Medal, National Medal, Commissioner’s Award for Meritorious Service, Queensland Police Service Medal, the 2010-2011 Queensland Flood and Cyclone Citation and the Queensland Police 150 years Citation.

Upon taking up his new position, the Commissioner set new values for the QPS. The values are for each member to espouse:

  • Courage: always doing the right thing.
  • Fairness: making objective, evidence-based, consistent decisions and treating people with respect.
  • Pride: in ourselves, the Queensland Police Service, the work we do and the community we serve.

Commissioner Stewart’s detailed key objectives are for the QPS to:

  • stop crime;
  • make the community safer (including stopping road trauma); and
  • build relationships across the community.

Commissioner Stewart has been instrumental in leading the QPS through the Renewal Program and the Police and Community Safety Review, the most significant period of reform since the Fitzgerald era. The reforms introduced by Commissioner Stewart have empowered the QPS to redefine its service delivery model, and therefore better meet the needs of the community through a heightened emphasis on front line policing.

The Commissioner has implemented a visionary holistic program of organisational renewal for the QPS to convey an integrated service delivery model that meets community expectations and delivers value for money.

Commissioner Stewart has also been pivotal in the strategic leadership of the QPS through the security arrangements for Operation Southern Cross, the largest peacetime security operation in Australian policing history, the G20 Leaders Summit and associated Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor’s meeting in 2014.

The QPS vision for a more outward looking and engaging organisation will result to ensure Queensland is an even safer place to live, work and do business for all.

Commissioner Stewart is married to Carol and they have three adult children.

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.

Garry Humphries MBA, Dip EM, ADCR, MAICD, RAA
QPCYWA Chairman
Garry is the current Chairman of QPCYWA. He holds a Masters in Business Administration, a qualification in Community Recreation, and Events Managements, served as a Reserve Officer with the Royal Australian Engineers and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Outside of PCYC Queensland, Garry is the Regional Manager of the Queensland Government Sport & Recreation Services for South West Queensland. He has proudly served Federal, State and Local Government in remote parts of Australia delivering participation programs, managing remote outdoor education facilities, after school centres, Municipal pools, sports centres and developed a city wide events program catering to the Logan sport and recreation services in South Western Queensland. With this experience and passion, Garry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PCYC Queensland.

Dr Cassandra Cross
Deputy Chair

Dr Cassandra Cross is a Senior Lecturer, School of Justice at the Queensland University of Technology. She teaches policing, crime prevention and cybercrime, with her research predominantly focused around issues relating to online fraud victimisation. However she also has a keen interest in crime prevention and how this is applied in a policing context to young people. Cassandra has been a member of the PCYC Carindale branch committee since 2009, and has also conducted a state-wide evaluation into the crime prevention and community safety outcomes of PCYC Queensland branches to their local community. This has given her a strong insight into the strengths of the organisation as well as opportunities for improvement and development.

Stephen Davies

Steve has been married to Simone for 30 Years and has two adult daughters, Tanielle and Brooke and recently became a granddad to Ezra. For over 12 years Steve worked in the not-for-profit sector with the final six of those years as a Chief Executive Officer. In 2005, Steve bought his own Bank of Queensland Franchise that he has owned in partnership with his brother Brett. In 2012, Steve was elected to State Government as the Member for Capalaba, during his time was privileged to be entrusted with Chairmanship of both The Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee. Steve’s current passion is working in Advertising which has been a long term dream.

Eva Ford-Murphy

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 in Australia 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. Eva holds a Masters in Communication Studies (Public Relations) from the Queensland University of Technology and Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology from the University of Queensland.

Sandie Angus

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 the boards of various not-for-profit companies in the health, sports and disability sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB), is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is a member of the Queensland Law Society.

Neil Scales

Mr Scales holds the position of Director-General with the Department of Transport and Main Roads.  He holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Engineering, and MBA and is a Fellow of three major UK engineering institutions.  In 2005, Mr Scales received an OBE for services to public transport.  He is the current Government Champion for Woorabinda.

Paul Taylor
Mr Taylor has been a Commissioned Officer with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) since 1997 and currently the Assistant Commissioner, Northern Region and responsible for the efficient and effective engagement of 1700 employees in delivering safety and security outcomes to the North Queensland community.  During his time with QPS he has completed numerous Leadership and Management Course including: – Police Leadership Strategy, Executive Fellows Program, Leadership in Counter Terrorism, Senior Executive Program (Emergency Management Australia 2006), Police Executive Leader Program and Police Executive Development Program.  With geographic responsibility for the delivery of policing services to 14 discreet Indigenous communities, Mr Taylor has considerable experience in working with the various Community leaders and Traditional owners to achieve greater community harmony.  Mr Taylor is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has been awarded an Australian Police Medal (APM 2001) for demonstrated leadership capabilities within QPS.

Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart

Mr Stewart is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Community Corrections and Specialist operations  within Queensland Corrective Services Department. Previously he was the Assistant Commissioner of People Capability Command within the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and prior to that the Assistant Commissioner of Community Contact Command. Mr Stewarts background within the QPS is in the forensic science field, working throughout the State as a scientific officer and culminating in his role as the Superintendent, Forensic Services Branch from 2000 to 2007, involved in many major criminal investigations.  He holds a Master of Technology Management and a Bachelor of Science and been the Chair of the Senior Managers Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories (SMANZFL) group and was the President of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS). Mr Stewart is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia with studies in police leadership and management, human behaviour, criminal profiling and crime analysis.  He brings considerable experience in police leadership, people capability and management, financial management, change management and high level information and technology management skills within a large public sector organisation to the board of the QPCYWA.

Alan Davey APM FAIM 
Company Secretary
After joining the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in 1974, Alan has had the privilege of working in a variety of fields and during his career managed a number of large Police Districts, been the Operations Coordinator and relieved for lengthy periods as Assistant Commissioner in charge of the South East Police Region.  In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner and after holding various executive appointments within the QPS retired as the Assistant Commissioner, Central Region in November 2012.  In 2006 he was awarded the Australian Police Medal in recognition of his outstanding leadership skills and commitment to change within the QPS. During 2014 he was engaged as the Racing Integrity Advisor within the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing working with a team to establish the ‘Racing Integrity Commission’. Read more

In October 2016 he retired from the Board of the PCYC, after eight years as a Director.  In November that year he was engaged by the organisation to implement a revised ‘Governance Structure’ to ensure the company complied with all legislative requirements.  As a consequence of the revised structure along with a raft of other changes the PCYC achieved the ‘Charity Tick’ from the ‘Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission’ (ACNC).  In April 2017 he was appointed the PCYC Company secretary.

He holds a a Masters Degree in Public Administration (EMPA), is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM) and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).  He has also 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.

Phil Schultz
PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

As CEO of PCYC Queensland since January 2016, Phil brings with him a wealth of knowledge from over 17 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining PCYC, Phil held many positions within Mission Australia such as State Director, General Manager and Operations Manager. During this time he assisted in an effective organisational restructure as well as leading a cultural change program which consistently delivered high levels of success across Queensland and the Northern Territory. Phil’s passion lies within youth development and delivering programs that assist people going through tough times and views his position with PCYC as an opportunity to create change for individuals and Communities.

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