Our Board

Mrs Christina Rose


Christina was born and grew up in Swansea, Wales. Christina was employed as a personal assistant at British Transport Headquarters in London for 2 years and then as a bilingual Secretary in Geneva, Switzerland, for 5 years. Christina arrived in Australia in the 70’s, where she met her Tasmanian born husband while working in Sydney. They eventually married (and now have two adult sons) and settled in Tasmania, after living and working in W.A. and Queensland. Christina worked as a paralegal in many prominent Hobart legal firms until her retirement in 2013. Christina volunteered as a voluntary literacy tutor at the Hobart LINC for 2 years and is currently Secretary of the Welsh Society of Southern Tasmania.

Ms Cindy Smith

Vice President

Cindy is highly committed to health and fitness and is active in the promotion of health and wellbeing for all Tasmanians. Cindy is an award winning fitness instructor that has worked in the Fitness Industry for almost decades and has a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness. Cindy has worked for most of Hobart’s leading gyms including across a number of Police and Community Youth Clubs. Cindy began attending PCYC’s at 11 years of age and later operated classes as a youth worker and active after school worker. Cindy also operates her own fitness enterprise and has a passion for working in fitness and education programs that are tailored to focus on disadvantaged and at-risk young people.

Mr Anthony James


Anthony is a highly qualified business manager and researcher with a Bachelor of Business degree and postgraduate degrees in Research and Public Sector Management. The majority of Anthony’s career has been in business development, organisational change, program management and service delivery. Anthony is currently working in partnership with 2020 Independent Disability to deliver support services to NDIS clients – a role assisting people in need that he finds incredibly rewarding. In his private time, Anthony enjoys reading, cricket and football.

Mr Solomon Hope

Secretary/Public Officer

Solomon was educated at MacKillop College on Hobart’s Eastern Shore and is currently employed by the Department of Education, Children & Young People as a Specialist VET Teacher at Sorell School. In addition to serving as a Management Committee member with Hobart PCYC, Solomon has also worked as a Program Coordinator with Variety Kids Sports Days and the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation. Solomon also has Certificates III and IV in Fitness and worked as a coach with FitZone from 2021-2022. Solomon also has a Certificate III in Nutrition, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. Solomon is passionate about sport and recreation and is the founder/director of Project Get Active.

Mr Bob Rolls

General Committee

Bob was born in England just prior to the war and completed his national service in the Royal Air Force. In 1963 Bob decided to emigrate to Australia and arrived in Tasmania in 1966 after stops in Nepal, New Zealand and Perth. Bob married his wife in 1971 and from then until his retirement in 2002, Bob was employed as a sales representative with three major companies. Since retirement Bob has been active in the community by volunteering with CETCH Inc as a long-time board member and President. Bob has also served as a board member and President of the Huon Valley PCYC; a member of the Hobart Walking Club and Captain and President of the Huon Valley Golf Club. Bob has a great passion for golf and has played continuously since 1972.

Alderman Vlad Gala

General Committee

Vlad arrived in Australia from (the former) Czechoslovakia as a child in 1969 and has spent his working life in the areas of hospitality, administration and real estate. Vlad became the Director/Owner of Northshore Realty in 1997 and successfully developed the business into one of Tasmania's largest and most successful independent real estate agencies until it was sold to Harcourts in 2012. Vlad also opened Tasmania's first dedicated boat storage facilities in Dodges Ferry and has lived in the area for over 20 years. Vlad also continues to work as one of Tasmania's most experienced and leading real estate experts and is an alderman on the Sorell Council.

Mr Matthew Holloway

General Committee

Matt completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Counselling) in 2009 and most recently completed Honours in Professional Human Services Practice. Matt spent several years living in Melbourne and working in corporate psychology followed by a move into the not-for-profit social services sector. Matt moved back to Tasmania in 2012 and since returning to Tasmania, Matt has been employed at Bethlehem House in a senior case management role. Matt is passionate about transparency and accountability in governance and was a founding member of Tasmanian’s for Transparency.