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.
Dr Nikola Stepanov has dedicated much of her career in service to the public sector and community and has a background in professional ethics and governance, research, mediation, dispute resolution and board governance. She has particular expertise in resolving complex and contentious ethical issues and conflicts.
Shelley is Head of Legal and Company Secretary at LGIAsuper and specialises in Banking and Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Governance. She holds tertiary qualifications in law, justice, fitness and not-for-profit leadership and holds memberships with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Queensland Law Society.
Ben is a Registered Debt Agreement Administrator at DCS Group Aust and has over 12 years of experience in personal insolvency. He has tertiary degrees in Accounting, Business and Health Science and currently serves on the board of the Personal Insolvency Professionals Association. His areas of interest are financial literacy, family business, entrepreneurship and marketing.
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.
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.
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.
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.