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.
Mick was born in August 1955 in Swan Districts Hospital Middle Swan WA, the eldest of four boys and one girl.
Mick has been married to Julie for 36 years and they have one son David (33). Mick and Julie have lived in Beechboro for 25 years.
Mick’s first job was in BOANS at the age of 14, joining the Army at 17 in 1972 serving over 20 years and taking discharge in 1994.
He served a further 12 years in the Army Reserve, only leaving after he was elected as Councillor with the City of Swan in 2005. Mick was on the City of Swan Council for just over 12 years (until 2017) and served as Deputy Mayor for 6 years and 2 years as Mayor.
Mick has been involved in many community groups including RoadWise, President Altone Youth Service, youth programs, neighbourhood watch and the board of the local college.
Mick joined the Lions Club of Noranda in 1999 and has held various positions at the club, it was through Lions that Mick become aware of YAL and joined them in 2019.
Pauline was appointed to the YAL Board in 2021.
Pauline spent 10 years in the private sector before going to University as a mature aged student to complete a Bachelor of Marketing and Media at Murdoch University.
Pauline has since had 15 years of experience in the public service in management roles across corporate, infrastructure and technology.
She has served on a number of committees including as Vice President of the West Balcatta Primary School Parents and Citizens Association for the past two years and is an active member of her community.
It was following a visit to the YAL on a Perth Heritage Open Day weekend that Pauline became interested in the history of the YAL and the goals of the organisation going forward.
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.
Bec was appointed to the YAL Board in August 2021.
She has more than 20 years of experience as a psychologist, paired with a solid reputation for building workplace culture, effective leadership & high performance. She has operated in both senior leadership roles in business and as a consultant across sectors, with a robust background in not for profits, health, mining & resources.
Bec currently manages her own company, On Sixth Business Psychology Services and is a Graduate of the Governance Institute of Australia in their Effective Director Program. Bec is a member of Member Women on Boards, The Governance Institute of Australia, The Psychology Board of Australia, The Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology Australia & The Australian Association of Psychologists.
Bec has a beautiful family made up of her husband, 2 children, and their pet bird, Peanut. She enjoys being in nature, going to the theatre, and good food with friends. She is passionate about giving back to community and enjoys making a difference.
Sean Henbury (FCA, FITA) is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in public practice with four Perth Accounting firms.
Sean is a Director at Armada Accountants & Advisors where he provides client support across a wide range of industries including mining, exploration, research and development, retail, construction and manufacturing. His primary areas of expertise include taxation consulting, taxation compliance, corporate restructuring, financial reporting, and Company secretarial requirements. He has been the company secretary of a number of publicly listed companies and is regularly called upon to advise Directors of their duties.
Sean is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Adviser and Member of The Tax Institute, as well as a registered Tax Agent and a registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor.
Sean has a strong knowledge and understanding of tax law, commercial practice, excellent negotiation skills and prides himself on bringing clarity to complex issues for his clients. He has a genuine desire to use the skills and experience that he has developed over his 23 years of public practice to assist and contribute to YAL and make a difference to the lives of young Australians.
Steph first became involved in the YAL in 2017 as a member of its Educational Grants Advisory Committee, before joining the YAL Board in 2021. She has a long history of involvement in WA's youth sector, including service with the Youth Affairs Council of WA, WA Youth Parliament, and National Youth Week.
Steph is driven to achieve positive outcomes for her community by supporting initiatives designed to 'make a difference', and ensuring that those initiatives are well designed, well-targeted, and maximise the value of the investment made in them. She currently applies her expertise in service delivery, public policy and governance through work with a State Government agency, and voluntarily with the YAL and other not-for-profit organisations.
Steph is also an Aspire Ambassador and Fellow (graduate) of the Institute of Community Directors Australia.