Youngcare’s team of 24 are passionate, positive, innovative, transparent and just a tad cheeky! Bringing a vast array of strengths, skills and experience, together we are making real headway in affecting positive change for young people with high care needs and their loved ones.
Youngcare team at their Strategic Planning Day, 2021.
Youngcare Leadership Team
Anthony Ryan, Chief Executive Officer
Shane Jamieson, Youngcare Connect Manager
Heather Browne, General Manager Development
Jenny Barends, Finance Manager & Company Secretary
They bring to the organisation a strong mix of skills and experience ranging from property and construction to finance, media and marketing. The Board is responsible for setting Youngcare’s strategy and ensuring that we are on track to meet our goals. They make sure that every dollar we receive is put to the best possible use in our mission to fight for freedom of choice for young people with high care needs and their loved ones.
The Board oversees corporate governance, ensuring that we act in a socially responsible way, manage risk and comply with all the relevant rules and regulations. Outside of the boardroom, members play an active role in supporting Youngcare by representing us at fundraising events and functions, meeting MPs and government officials and promoting the Youngcare cause.
Board Director – Shine Lawyers, National Special Counsel – Major Claim
Board Director – GOA Billboards, Joint Managing Director
Nic De Luca
Board Director – De Luca Corporation, Managing Director
Board Director – Stradbroke Capital, Director
Board Director – KPMG Australia, Director
Board Secretary – Youngcare Finance Manager & Company Secretary
Youngcare National Ambassador
Journalist and Presenter on Channel Nine’s breakfast show Today Extra. Sylvia has previously been a news presenter on Nine’s breakfast show Today, a reporter and presenter on Nine News and a reporter on A Current Affair.