Steve Renouf commenced his role as BYS Patron in 2016 and is dedicated to raising awareness of Brisbane’s vulnerable young people and the challenges they face. He has supported BYS through a range of events and activities in the past four years. A legendary Queensland footballer, Steve played for the Brisbane Broncos for more than 10 years and represented both Queensland and Australia in rugby league. He is a role model for young Queenslanders and a proud patron of BYS.
Mark has extensive experience in law enforcement in Australia and internationally, and was admitted as a Barrister in the Supreme Court in Queensland in 2003. Mark separated from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in 2013, at the rank of Inspector, to work as an advisor to Police in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Anna is a social work academic and an experienced practitioner. Anna has worked in the human services sector across State Government, Local Government, the not for profit sector, and private consulting. Her roles have ranged from front line practice to management and now teaching.
Shelley is an experienced general counsel, company secretary and governance practitioner having spent more than 12 years within both ASX-listed and unlisted companies and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. She holds tertiary qualifications in law, justice, fitness and non-for-profit leadership.
Michelle is a strategic marketing and communications specialist, with 20 years’ experience working in the health, government, education and employment sectors. Michelle is the founder of Wade Marketing and has held senior executive positions with government health and not-for-profit organisations. She brings specialist knowledge in marketing, brand and communications strategy, multichannel marketing campaigns, multichannel service delivery and customer engagement strategy.
Chris is an Aboriginal and South Sea Islander man born, raised and lives on Yugambeh country. Chris is a Senior Lecturer and Director, Indigenous Engagement within the School of Justice in the QUT Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice. In his role as Director, Indigenous Engagement he engages with industry partners including ATSILS (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services) and is also member of Indigenous Committee for the Queensland Bar Association.
Dr Admire Matsika
Zimbabwean-born Dr Admire (‘Addie’) Matsika is a registered medical practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in various areas of clinical medicine, having worked in the UK, Africa and Australian health systems.
He currently works as a specialist paediatric and perinatal anatomical pathologist for Mater Health Brisbane, primarily diagnosing childhood and adult cancers as well as investigating genetic changes that impact health early on in life.
Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) is led by a strong management team made up of experienced professionals passionate about the work they do and committed to creating new futures for young people. The Management Team is responsible for implementing the strategic priorities set by the Board and managing the day-to-day operations of the organisation.
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to commencing with BYS, Pam was the CEO of Yfoundations, the New South Wales peak body representing young people at risk and experiencing homelessness, and before that, the CEO of Open Doors Youth Service, Queensland’s LGBTIQA+ youth service supporting children and young people aged 12–24 years. She is passionate about investing in our next generation of leaders, and advocating for meaningful solutions to support them to flourish.
Service Delivery Director
Di joined BYS as the Service Delivery Director in 2018 after four years working at Griffith University in student diversity and inclusion. Di has a Master of Human Services, Graduate Diploma in Education and Training and a Bachelor of Social Science. Prior to moving to Brisbane in 2014, Di was the Director of Byron Youth Service.
Corporate Services Director
Jordan joined BYS as the Corporate Services Director in early 2021. She holds master’s degrees in International Business and International Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Management majoring in Finance. She is also an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate.
Human Resources Director
Mel Bradford is a Human Resource professional with experience with a background working in HR with Children’s Services in inner-city London.
She has developed a broad skillset over the last 25 years supporting business growth through strategic planning and process development, improving operational efficiencies, and introducing proactive strategies to meet changing demands.