A Message from the Governor of New South Wales and Patron of PCYC NSW

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  • Alex Harvey

    Chairman

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    Alex Harvey

    Chairman

    Alex Harvey is the chief financial officer of Macquarie Group. He is also the executive chairman of Macquarie Group in Asia. Before being appointed CFO, Alex was the global head of the principal transaction group in Macquarie Capital and a member of Macquarie Capital’s management committee. Alex was the first chief executive officer of Macquarie’s operations in Asia where he was responsible for a business with more than 3400 staff across 14 locations. Alex has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry across Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. In August 2015, Alex was appointed chairman of the Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW board. He is also a board member of High Resolves. Alex holds a master of commerce and bachelor of economics from Sydney University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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  • A/C Joe Cassar APM

    Director

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    A/C Joe Cassar APM

    Director

    Joe joined the NSWPF in 1987 and performed general duties policing in the regional command of Goulburn & Port Kembla. In 1992 Joe was designated as a detective and worked in both local criminal investigations and specialist criminal investigations, including the drug squad, child abuse and homicide squad, was appointed detective sergeant in 2000 at the Lake Illawarra LAC, and was promoted to detective inspector, crime manager – Eastern Beaches LAC in 2005. In 2008 Joe set up the NSWPF Alcohol Licensing Enforcement Command & was promoted to superintendent in 2010 where he commanded the Cabramatta, Shoalhaven & Wollongong LAC's. On July 30 2017 Joe was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, of the newly created Capability, Performance and Youth Command.
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Directors

  • Ike Ellis OAM APM

    Director

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    Ike Ellis OAM APM

    Director

    Ike retired from the NSWPF in 2000 at the rank of assistant commissioner and then as the director of safety and security for the Department of Education and Training in 2006. He was responsible for the project development of the NSW police youth policy statement and for the introduction and training of youth liaison officers for the NSWPF. Ike was the chairman of the youth issues working party responsible for the implementation of the Young Offenders Act. He was awarded the APM in the 1997 Australia Day honours list and was awarded the Police Commissioner’s Olympic commendation and citation, in addition to the Deputy Commissioner’s commendation for youth issues and the Defence Force medallion for Operation Gold Sydney Olympics. Ike has also held ministerial appointments to the juvenile justice advisory council, is a life governor of PCYC.
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  • James Dack

    Director

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    James Dack

    Director

    James grew up in the Woolloomooloo area in a department of housing home with his mother & two siblings. He has been involved in PCYC in various roles for more than 40 years – as a teenager being an active member of the Woolloomooloo PCYC and later committee member, vice-president, life governor and president. James began his working life as a porter at St Vincent’s hospital. After five years of hard work, he was promoted to payroll manager of more than 2500 staff. He was later approached by the Department of Health to run the NSW public hospital payroll system. After nine years working in the health sector, James became a founding member of one of the largest & most successful real estate agencies in Australia. He left the real estate industry in 2014 to start his own private investment company to give more time to work in the community.
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  • Erin Flaherty

    Director

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    Erin Flaherty

    Director

    PCYC has an extensive network with the community through the Police&Rotary. They are dedicated to helping youth, wherever they are and whatever their circumstances.
    Erin’s business career has spanned 30 years in the private & government sectors. She began practice as a lawyer in WA, specialising in resources & finance & moved to Sydney in 1985 for roles in project delivery & infrastructure. She was a senior associate with Baker&McKenzie before joining Bridge Oil Limited; & deputy CEO at Reliance Rail, and then Infrastructure NSW in 2012. In 2015 she was appointed to the advisory board for the Sydney Metro Rail project. Erin is a board member of the Australian Youth Orchestra & chairs the orchestra’s development committee & is in the professional scholarship selection committee for Australian American Fulbright Commission.
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  • Michael Hope

    Director

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    Michael Hope

    Director

    I have strong memories of my time as a member of PCYC Young in the mid 70’s, and the dramatic effect it had on my life. I take great pleasure in helping assist our youth to achieve their dreams
    A self-described “country boy from western NSW”, Michael Hope grew up in Cowra & Young learning about business from his parents. By age 29 he owned six pharmacies before being struck down with reactive arthritis which promoted a “vine change”, where Michael and wife Karen moved to the Hunter Valley. Michael began his career in the wine industry in 1994. Twelve years and three sons later, Michael had the opportunity to purchase the iconic Rothbury Estate site in Pokolbin, renamed Hope Estate, In 2014, Hope Brewhouse started brewing its now multi-award-winning craft beer.
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  • Judge Peter Johnstone

    Director

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    Judge Peter Johnstone

    Director

    Peter is the president of the Children’s Court of NSW, a position he has held since 2012. Its jurisdiction consists of the care and protection of children and young persons, and youth crime (ages 10 to 18) across NSW. Previously, Peter worked for 35 years at the national law firm Blake Dawson Waldron (now known as Ashurst), predominantly in the insurance and litigation fields. Prior to his appointment as a district court judge in 2006, he served as the firm’s national chief operating partner from 2002. Peter is dedicated to the welfare of children in NSW, with interest in assisting disadvantaged families, early intervention, diversion and the rehabilitation of children and young people.
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  • Ben Shields

    Director

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    Ben Shields

    Director

    I am a strong believer in PCYC’s ability to empower young people to reach their potential and in the power that has to enhance our society
    Ben is managing partner of Alchemy Growth Partners, a boutique advisory firm. He has 25 years of corporate strategy, strategy execution and transformation experience. Ben has worked throughout Asia, the US and the UK. Ben was a partner at Deloitte Consulting for 16 years and leader of the Australian Growth Practice and of Deloitte Ventures. Ben holds a bachelor of business from Edith Cowan University and masters of business administration (international finance) from the University of Western Australia.
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  • Sam Davis

    Director

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    Sam Davis

    Director

    PCYC has provided me a wide variety of opportunities and I joined the Board to give back to the organisation that has offered me so much.
    Samantha is a technology professional currently working with the National Broadband Network to transform their business. She holds a master of management (international business). She has been involved with PCYC Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai for more than 15 years as a volunteer, including being on the advisory committee, coaching martial arts and fundraising. She has represented PCYC NSW in a number of capacities, including internationally at the One Young World conference. She was appointed to the board of PCYC NSW in 2012
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  • Dot Hennessy OAM

    Director

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    Dot Hennessy OAM

    Director

    I am a proud Rotarian of 24 years. I want to proactively continue the purpose on which Rotary established PCYC and I am passionate about assisting youth in providing accurate options to assist with their careers, training and employment
    Dot is a vocational education trainer/facilitator of more than 40 years’ experience with a major training focus on business skills, the waste industry and support services. She served for 32 years in NSW TAFE as a part-time teacher, teacher, head teacher, college principal and head of faculty and received recognition from the Premier of NSW for 40 years’ meritorious service to the NSW. A passionate Rotarian, Dot is also the president of the PCYC Wollongong management committee.
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  • Peter Kirkwood

    Director

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    Peter Kirkwood

    Director

    PCYC, over the past 80 years, can take credit for thousands of young people becoming highly respected citizens; it’s an honour and privilege to be involved.
    Peter is the director of a high technology electronics company. He has enjoyed a long association with PCYC through boxing, karate &basketball. After joining Rotary in 1999, he initiated a Rotary project, CommUnity Connections, to focus on the needs of youth and people with disability in the Sydney upper north shore region. To further the Rotary relationship with PCYC, he joined the PCYC Hornby/Ku-ring-gai advisory committee in 2000 and was elected president in 2002. Peter is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, PCYC life governor and received a Government of NSW Premier’s community service award.
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