New Chairman joins PCYC Board

Issued: 18 August 2015

Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant today announced the appointment of a new chairman to the Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW board.

Alex Harvey, an Executive Director of Macquarie Group Ltd, has been appointed the chairman of PCYC. Alex takes over the chairmanship from Macquarie Group CEO Nicholas Moore who has stepped down from PCYC after 12 years of exceptional service.

Mr Grant said the NSW Government is proud of its long-standing association with PCYC.

"PCYC offers invaluable support services to youth at risk and programs which aim to reduce juvenile crime and anti-social behaviour," Mr Grant said.

"Mr Harvey has more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry across Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States and will bring his depth and breadth of skills and leadership to the role.

"PCYC is one of Australia's leading youth organisations, with more than 85,000 members across the state. It provides opportunities for young people to develop their skills and character as they engage in a range of sporting, educational and recreational experiences.

"I'm also pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Park as a Board Director. Joshua has a strong relationship with PCYC, having graduated from the Blue Star Leadership Program in 2012. Mr Park takes over from Mr Edward Morris who has made an excellent contribution to PCYC but has not sought reappointment."

Mr Harvey said he is pleased to take up his appointment as Chairman.

"For almost 80 years, PCYC has been providing valuable services and opportunities for young men and women and boys and girls around NSW. Today, 60 clubs continue to operate for the youth of the state,'' Mr Harvey said.

"I have a long-standing interest in organisations which provide opportunity and better outcomes for young people and I look forward to working with the PCYC team and the board to continue the proud history of this organisation.

"Young people today are facing enormous pressures from a range of spheres so organisations like PCYC have an even greater role to play in ensuring our young people are equipped with the right skills and attitude to navigate the challenges they face in their young lives," Mr Harvey said.

Mr Moore has paid tribute to his colleague and incoming chairman.

"I am pleased my long-time Macquarie colleague, Alex Harvey, has agreed to take my place as chairman of PCYC. Alex is a former CEO of our Asia region and one of our key leaders. He has successfully led a range of businesses around the world.

"I am confident PCYC will continue to go from strength to strength under Alex's chairmanship," Mr Moore said.

Mr Grant thanked Mr Moore and Mr Morris for their outstanding service to PCYC and welcomed the reappointment of Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas, Ike Ellis, James Dack, Samantha Davis and Kim Schaefer to the board.