Executive Team


Ross Kyrwood - Chief Executive Officer

Joining the Y in 2011 was a natural fit for Ross, with his life and work having always embodied the ethos of “body, mind and spirit”.

For more than two decades Ross committed himself to the needs of others through mission based organisations - The Salvation Army, Mercy Care, Victoria Park Youth Accommodation and Mission Australia.The preventative work, and health and wellness focus, attracted Ross to the role as CEO. He is inspired by the opportunity to drive an organisation that invests in the community in a positive way. The Y’s ability to align a commercial focus with a social purpose means that Ross can lead a financially independent organisation that walks to its own beat.

Outside work hours Ross’ health and wellness effort comes with two wheels. Early mornings see him on the road, on his Wilier bicycle, followed by an obligatory coffee at a bike-friendly local café. Ross’ commitment to making the Y the best it can be is supported by a Masters in Leadership and Management, a Post Graduate Certificate in Management and an Associate in Theology.

What does Healthy Happy Communities mean to Ross?


Diana Versace - Chief Financial Officer

Diana came to the Y in 2011, having previously held a number of finance-related senior executive positions. She has a remarkable depth of professional experience, including business and finance management, analysis, compliance, forecasting, broking and business improvement.

As well as very sound financial capabilities, Diana brings dynamic strategic and leadership skills. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Degree and professional memberships to CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The Y’s work with young people and regional communities inspires Diana in her work. She gets immense satisfaction bringing her financial and business acumen to an organisation that focusses on the long term wellbeing of Western Australians.

Her love of being around people has seen her volunteer with WA charities and events over many years. She is currently a Board member of the WA Amateur Football League. Diana follows the sports exploits of her two sons closely, organising her busy social calendar around their football and Futsal fixtures. Diana also has a secret desire to be a snake handler, after being captivated by her first “safe” snake encounter a decade ago.


 

Grant Yonge - Executive Manager Strategy, Governance and Administration

Joining the Y in 2016 was a natural fit for Grant, whose developing passions for community organisations and youth have become hallmarks of his personal and professional life.

Grant has an extensive background in Customer Service and Process Improvement with several iconic WA brand names. It is the cross-over potential of these skills, along with his passion for connecting people and their work to strategic outcomes that guides his effort at the Y.

Grant’s executive responsibility includes oversight of Strategy Implementation, Governance and Administration and it is the diversity of those portfolios and their ability to drive great outcomes across the Y that feed Grant’s passion for people and outcomes.

Grant’s qualifications include a degree in Business Management, a certification in Customer Service Management and a diploma in Front Line Management.

Away from work, you’ll find Grant running the boundary or coaching with his two son's junior sporting clubs, (South Perth Junior Football and Manning Magic Basketball) or following his three main passions of long distance running, water-skiing and music.


Suzanne Carroll - Executive Manager People and Culture

With extensive experience in human resources and training, Suzanne joined the Y in 2015. Her background covers people-related policy and management in retail, local government and the racing industry.

Suzanne’s commitment to contemporary people and culture practices will support the Y’s strategic journey. She believes that equality, fairness and good processes can free people to be creative and productive and allow them to put all their energies into their areas of expertise.

Suzanne was attracted to the Y as a diverse workplace that provides her with the challenges of a large community based organisation, as well as the scope to be innovative. She truly wants the Y to be the place to work.

In her down time, Suzanne trains and competes in dressage - the art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops discipline, flexibility, and balance - qualities she highly values and exhibits in her work.


Shane Mauger - Executive Manager Service Delivery

Shane joined the Y in 2018, bringing with him over 14 years of senior executive experience in mission-based social business' across Western Australia.

As Executive Manager of Service Delivery, Shane oversees the planning and operations for each service across the state, supporting the strategic planning and goals for The Y.

Shane was attracted to the Y due to his interest in creating change through social impact and the Y's focus on building community connection and local engagement. He brings with him a background in customer-led business development and a history of connecting people to achieve the strategic outcomes of the organisation.

Shane possesses a Graduate Degree in Social Impact and completed qualifications at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

On weekends Shane can be found umpiring the WAAFL, fulfilling duties as President of the Upper Swan Football Club or in the car as a personal Uber to his two children's busy social and sporting lives. He occasional gets to walk his two dogs with his wife when the kids allow.