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.

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.

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.

Chris Emzin
Inspector Chris Emzin has been a member of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for over 30 years and as Inspector with Prosecution Coordination Unit is currently responsible for the management of over 270 prosecutors located at 30 police prosecutions corps throughout Queensland. Inspector Emzin 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.

Inspector Emzin holds a Bachelor of Laws (QUT) and Master of Laws (Griffith Uni) and is admitted as a Barrister-at-Law. As a senior Indigenous member of the QPS, Inspector Emzin is currently a member of a working group to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Network Committee within the QPS, has been a committee member of PCYC Nerang since 2010 and was an ambassador for White Ribbon from 2016-2019.

Domenico (Dom) Licastro
Mr Licastro joined Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) in 1997 with a strong background in accounting and audit. He held the position of Chief Financial Officer for most of his career at QTC with his last role leading QTC’s Financial Solutions Group, responsible for financial operations including debt and investment product operations. Prior to joining QTC, Dom worked for the Queensland Industry Development Corporation for 7 years as the Head of Internal Audit and played a major role in managing and supporting the outsourced internal audit function as well as the risk management function.

Since leaving his fulltime employment in September 2016, Dom has held the positions of Chair and Independent Member on three Government Audit Committees and his main strengths lie in financial and management reporting, audit, enterprise risk management and project management. Dom has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from QUT and a Graduate Diploma Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

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)

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