Our Board 

On the YFS Board are business and community leaders from the greater Brisbane region.

Peter Goldsworthy

B.Com, Grad. Dip. Adv. Acc., M.Com, FCPA, GAICD

Peter is a Fellow of CPA Australia who is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Metagenics ANZ, the manufacturer of leading complementary medicine brands Metagenics, Inner Health and Ethical Nutrients. Peter has had executive roles in Australia, Asia, the US and the UK. In his current role with Metagenics ANZ, he is responsible for Finance, IT, Business Development, Customer Service and Operations.

Aunty Heather Castledine

B. Social Work

Aunty Heather is a cultural consultant at Queensland Health within the Metro South Child and Youth Mental Health unit. Aunty Heather also holds key roles in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. She is a member of the Logan District Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation of Elders and Chair of Reconciliation Queensland Incorporated.

Special responsibility
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Portfolio

Cher Bartlett

M.Laws, B.Laws, B.Bus

Cher graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2005 with a Master of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Business from Southern Cross University. Cher is currently the Head of Legal – Upstream & Development at Origin Energy. Cher’s previous roles at Origin Energy include Senior Corporate Lawyer and Corporate Lawyer – Planning and Environment. Cher is passionate about the law with solid experience as a trusted legal advisor to senior executives and leading a team to deliver high quality and cost-effective legal solutions.

Special responsibility
Risk and Audit Committee

Fiona Murcott

B.A. (Journalism and Government), Grad.Dip. Professional Communication (Public Relations)

Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing, stakeholder engagement and journalism, and has been running a successful Brisbane public relations consultancy since 2004. She brings to the YFS board marketing expertise in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, including in the areas of business and marketing strategy, communication campaigns, fundraising and sponsorships, social-impact assessment and management, stakeholder and community engagement, and government and media relations.

Special responsibility
Social Enterprise Working Group

Patrick Turner

Deputy Chair
B.Laws, B.A. (Hons), MAICD

Patrick is a Senior Associate in employment and industrial law at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and is a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Occupational and Discipline Law Committee. Patrick has previously worked for the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service and a former Deputy Premier.

Helen Sharpley

MBA, B.Ec., Australian Institute of Company Directors Member

Helen has 20 years of experience chairing committees in public and private sector organisations and presently leads QLeave as the organisation’s General Manager. Helen brings to the YFS Board a strong financial, strategy and general management background.

Catherine Bartolo

Company Secretary, Director
M. Social Admin and Planning, B.Soc.Sc, Dip.T (Primary)

Cath is the CEO of YFS Ltd and has worked in various roles in the Logan community for the past 31 years. Cath is a member of the Logan Together Leadership Team.

Special responsibility
Risk and Audit Committee

Simon James


Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business, FAICD

With a background in healthcare, community services and sports management, Simon brings to the YFS Board 12 years of executive leadership experience and six years of Board experience as a non-executive director in the profit and not-for-profit sectors. He has taken on executive roles with the Brisbane South Primary Health Network, Open Minds, HOCA and two of Australia’s largest hospital operators.

Special responsibility
Property and Investment Working Group