A voluntary committee oversees the management of PCYC Launceston. The Committee of Management employs the Club Manager. Tasmania Police provide a Club Officer to work with young people at risk. The Committee is made up of people from a broad range of professions who can help guide the direction and management of the club. New nominees are always welcome. If you would like to contribute to the future of the Club by joining the Board of Management, please fill out a nomination form and hand it in at reception.
The Mission of PCYC’s Australia wide is to get young people active in life; develop their skills, character and leadership; and prevent and reduce crime by and against young people. PCYC Launceston does this by providing positive mentoring, sporting, recreational, social and cultural programs in a safe environment. By having our Tasmania Police Club Officer involved Clubs seek to increase levels of communication, understanding and mutual respect between police, young people and the Tasmanian community.
PCYC Launceston aims to be a significant contributor to a reduction of the involvement of young people in dangerous or anti-social activities, as well as a reduction in the involvement of young people in criminal activity.
Club Manager – 2018 – present
Bec has a background in Business Management, Marketing and Community Development. Having studied Business Management at Charles Sturt University, Contemporary Arts at UTAS and Event Management at Adelaide University, Bec brings an eclectic set of skills and experiences to this role. Bec has worked in community development since 2001 working in State Government, Local Government and Not for Profit sectors. She has held senior management and chief executive roles in the Not for Profit sector since 2007, leading complicated change management and industry growth.
2018 – Board Members
Acting President – Jon Erwin
Jon has gained both a Masters and Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University. He has extensive experience in small businesses particularly in regional business management as well as having had several years in a small business advisory role. He is currently the Business Manager with a Launceston based medical practice.
Treasurer – Carmel De Bruyn
Member – Shelley Ridgeway 2016 to present
Shelley’s expertise is in Marketing Communications (including management experience), Customer Service and Administration drawn from a 30-year work history in Higher Education, Commercial Law, Tourism and Government. She consults to small business in the areas of social media and marketing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Editing from RMIT.
Member – Hannah Phillips 2015 to present
Hannah was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2012 having completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts through the University of Tasmania. She has been working with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service since 2015 in the area of criminal law. Prior to her current position she was employed as the Youth Justice Lawyer with the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and has a strong interest in assisting youth at risk in the community.
Member – Lara Von Stieglitz
Lara has gained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/History from the University of Tasmania and a Masters in International Relations from Griffith University. She has experience working in the not-for-profit sector, having previously held a role with the Tasmanian Association of PCYC. Lara also has experience in the government sector, currently at the federal level. She is involved in several other community based organisations and been a member of the Launceston PCYC Board since 2017.
Member – Rachel Galvin
Member – Liam Duthoit – 2018 to present
Liam has gained a Bachelor of Social work from the University of Tasmania and prior to his current position has experience in the mental health field. Liam is currently employed with Community Youth Justice in Launceston. Liam’s interest areas are youth mental health and youth at risk, specifically how engaging in positive recreation within the community can contribute to better well-being for young people.
Life Govenor – Eve Thorpe
Eve has hospital, tertiary and management qualifications in General, Midwifery and Child Health nursing. Her studies were completed at the Laucneston General Hospital, the Queen Victoria Hospital (High Street) and the University of Tasmania. She has worked in clinical and administrative positions in hospital and community settings. Her interest in PCYC began in the 1980s when her daughter commenced gymnastics. During the past forty years, she has assisted as a volunteer and served as Vice President and President of the Board of Management. Now retired, she continues her interest in PCYC activities as a current Board member.
Commissioner’s Representative – Inspector Ruth Orr