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Management Team

Peter Tranter, Chief Executive Officer

Peter joined PCYC in 2022, bringing a wealth of experience from tertiary education, law and finance.

Before joining PCYC, Peter served in several senior roles at Notre Dame University, including Deputy Vice Chancellor, Chief Operating Officer and CEO, Vocational Educational Training.

In addition to his recent work in the Education sector, Peter held senior roles with the UK government, working in Asylum and Humanitarian protection. Previously, Peter worked for a number of years as a Banking & Finance lawyer in London.

Jeanette Halford, Chief Financial Officer

CPA qualified with 30 years’ experience, and ten years specifically within the not-for-profit sector, Jeanette brings a wealth of knowledge to ensure efficient stewardship of PCYC’s resources and to safeguard the organisation’s long-term financial health.

As well as overall financial management, Jeanette is responsible for compliance with financial regulations and the organisation’s business systems.

Paul Vallerius, Chief Operating Officer

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in Construction projects, Facilities and Asset Management.

Prior to joining PCYC, Paul played a key role in the $400m state government infrastructure project to redevelop the WA Museum Boola Bardip.

After three years heading up the Facilities and Assets team at PCYC, Paul was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and continues to oversee significant PCYC redevelopment projects, as well as the day-to-day operation of the business.

Rachel Horton, Chief Marketing Officer

Rachel has over 20 years’ experience working with complex brands in the commercial and not-for-profit sector, in Perth, London and Toulouse.

Rachel joined PCYC in 2019 and led the PCYC re-brand, which achieved finalist status in the 2021 AIM WA Pinnacle Awards for Marketing Excellence.

Rachel is passionate about innovative marketing solutions and raising awareness of the incredible impact PCYC has across the state.

Management Team

Finance Manager
Ellen Restifo

With over 20 years’ experience and currently studying her CPA, Ellen is ideally placed to manage the day-to-day financial operations. Prior to PCYC, Ellen held the role of Finance Manager within the fast-paced recruitment industry and remains dedicated to driving efficiencies through process optimisation.

Human Resources Manager
Sibel Ricca

With a double major in Bachelor of Commerce and Science and 8 years’ experience in Human Resources, Sibel brings a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about developing and supporting PCYC’s staff and volunteers.

Institute of Training Manager
Danielle Gillies

With 13 years’ experience, Danielle is passionate about training and continuous improvement within the RTO/VET sector. Newly appointed, Danielle is excited to develop and expand the PCYC Institute of training to help more young people secure a brighter future.

Youth Services Manager
Laura Dunlop

With a BA Hons in Community Arts and 16 years of experience in the youth services sector, Laura is passionate about generating positive outcomes for young people and working collaboratively with communities and stakeholders.

In 2021, Laura’s commitment and expertise were recognised when she received the WA Youth Work- Professional Youth Worker Award.

Centre Operations Manager
Ashley Bayliss

Ashley has a diverse background in management roles, including real estate, local government and agriculture.

Having dedicated five years to PCYC, Ashley is committed to making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and young people at risk.

Grants Manager
Alana Wigmore

Alana has spent over a decade in community services in both Perth and regional Western Australia. Alana brings experience in community development, compliance and governance and in her current role manages a dynamic portfolio of over $32 million across a range of up to 50 partnerships and funding agreements across their lifecycle.

Having spent most of her life in the regions, Alana is passionate about empowering communities and the individuals within them to reach their potential.

Facilities Manager
Rajan Flint

Raj originally joined PCYC as the Blue Light WA™ Coordinator, helping young people access events and activities in some of the most remote parts of WA. Raj also served as a Primary School teacher before his time at PCYC.

In his current role, Raj manages the planned and reactive maintenance of all the PCYC owned and leased buildings, whilst studying for a Masters of Data Science in his own time!