Youthtown is committed to making a difference to the lives of all young New Zealanders. Helping the country’s youth realise their dreams is what drives our organisation and motivates our team.
Youthtown Inc. is a Charitable Incorporated Society. Its governance is administered by an elected Board with a Chief Executive Officer, Fay Amaral appointed by the Board who undertakes the overall management of the day to day operations and ensures the strategy is implemented.
The role of the Youthtown Board is the setting of our strategic direction and the overall governance of the organisation.
A Sub Committee of these experienced and dedicated Board members is responsible for managing grant applications and distributing funds on a monthly basis.
Youthtown’s gaming operations are headed our CEO, Fay Amaral.
Fay Amaral joined Youthtown in March 2019 bringing with her a wealth of experience in the commercial entertainment sector, education and youth development. She also has two Masters degrees, one in Commerce (Business Management) and the other in Psychology. Fay has worked for many large organisations in both South Africa and New Zealand and is excited about the future of Youthtown empowering young people to be best they can be. She is driving several new focus areas for Youthtown, embracing planet awareness, diversity, culture, sector partnerships, the creative arts and a wider youth engagement.
Paul Fleet – National Gaming Compliance Manager
Paul is our representative overseeing nationwide compliance and licencing. He has been in the hospitality and gaming industry since 2000. He worked for the gaming machine manufacturer Aristocrat before moving to the charitable sector, where he has held various positions from compliance and operations to his last position of General Manager of a gaming trust.
Martin Tregoning – Regional Manager – South Island (Gaming)
Martin is our Manager on the ground in the South Island and has considerable experience in gaming, spanning 19 years in the charity gaming sector. He is very well known in the gaming industry and has a large relationship base. Martin's knowledge and experience in gaming room design and game mix analysis means he can offer the best gaming solution to ensure your gaming operation maximises its returns to the community and your business.
Amie Reynolds – Relationship Manager
Amie is an experienced and motivated professional, with a demonstrated history of working in Class 4 gaming, event, project and inventory management.
Joining Youthtown in 2012, Amie has worked as the Gaming Operational Services Manager, and the South Island Territory Manager.
In September 2019 Amie became the Relationship Manager and now leads facilities’ management, projects and events for Youthtown, in addition to developing and maintaining key relationships and partnerships for both the Youthtown Gaming Trust, and Youth Services teams.
Hoani Moore – Territory Manager - Northern
Hoani started in the gaming sector over 20 years ago working in sales for United Gaming Ltd. and has also worked with several class 4 gaming societies throughout this time. He stepped away from the charitable sector in 2007 to play rugby in the UK. Upon returning to New Zealand he worked for DB Breweries, staying involved in the hospitality sector. Hoani’s personal network spans far and wide across the country through his involvement in sport and hospitality. Living on Auckland’s North Shore, he enjoys spending time with family and friends whilst keeping a keen interest in many sports.
Eugene Sutton – Gaming Operations Lead
Eugene brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Youthtown in his role as Gaming Operations Lead, specialising in gaming operations and performance management. He has an extensive industry background covering the class 4 charitable gaming and casino sectors, across a career spanning 28+ years. In his most recent role as Gaming Performance Manager with TAB NZ, Eugene was responsible for the operational management and performance optimisation of their fleet of 501 electronic gaming machines across 45 venues nationwide.