Richard Offen, Director
Richard is currently the Executive Director of Heritage Perth, which was set up to show the heritage of Perth in a positive light as a major social and economic asset. He is also a much sought after lecturer, speaker and regular broadcaster on both radio and TV.
His career commenced in the UK but he has worked across Europe on a number of heritage conservation strategies and holds a Master’s Degree in Heritage Management from the Birmingham University.
In 2014, in recognition for his work promoting heritage to a wide audience, he was honoured by the WA Heritage Council Heritage Awards, winning the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Heritage by a Professional in the Heritage Industry’ category.
It was in 2014 that he also joined the YAL board with a little encouragement from his friend Jan McCallum.
Pieter Mulder, Director
Pieter came to Australia from the Netherlands in 1988 and found work in a management role with John Deere after first working in a similar role with Spearwood Agriculture Supplies. He eventually joined his brother in law as a partner in Leeder Services, a cleaning services company.
He has served on a number of committees and boards including Armadale Region Business Association (‘Business Armadale’) with Rod Ross. It was through his connection with Rod that he was invited to join the YAL board.
Chantal Charbonneau, Director
Chantal was appointed to the YAL board in 2015.
She has almost 20 years’ experience in corporate operations roles in oil and gas, mining and aviation.
She is currently working in the Qantas Group, after having previously held roles across regulatory compliance, human resources, safety and training for a number of leading companies in Australia.
Her interest in the YAL stems from her family roots that saw her be part of the YAL ‘family’ before she became an active member of the YAL board.
Tammy-Rae Schaper, Chief Executive Officer
With her father being involved in the YAL since she was a young girl, Tammy-Rae has grown up with a understanding of the YAL, but not really what it did. It wasn’t until 2013 when she came to help Jan in the office that Tammy-Rae really grew to have an understanding of the unique organisation that the YAL is.
Before coming to the YAL Tammy-Rae had been involved in many different management roles, from books with small business to a chain of timber flooring stores. Her background was management in teams of people not just two! The corporate management world is very different from the non-for-profit world.
She is currently studying Youth Work at ECU and, with her husband Damien, is busy raising their two daughters (15 and 13) so her life is quite full.
Tammy-Rae considers the YAL to be an amazing organisation with the power to make a real difference in the lives of young people throughout Australia. She is proud to be involved and can’t wait to see what the future brings.