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.
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.
Dr. Mellissa Naidoo
Mellissa is a doctor and specialist medical administrator with over 15 years in executive and health leadership roles across the private and public health sector and insurance industry. She holds tertiary qualifications in medicine, health management and leadership and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mellissa brings specialist skills in clinical governance; health commissioning; strategy and innovation; and risk management to the board.
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.
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.
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.