Our People

Our People

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 by General Manager of Strategic Growth - Gaming, Ross Savage an experienced and capable industry professional.

Our dedicated gaming team works throughout the country under Ross’ leadership to support Youthtown gaming venues.


Fay Amaral – CEO

Email: Fay.amaral@Youthtown.org.nz


Ross Savage – General Manager of Strategic Growth

Ross, our General Manager, comes from an extensive background in gaming regulation and was a senior Manager with The Department of Internal Affairs. He was responsible for the regulation and monitoring of New Zealand’s Casinos.  Ross has worked in the charity gaming sector for several years and for the past 8 years has worked directly with Youthtown in the management and oversight of the gaming trust.

Email: Ross@youthtown.org.nz


Paul Fleet – Territory Manager, Northern

Paul is our representative for the Northern Region, 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.

Email: paul.fleet@youthtown.org.nz


Brad McIntyre – Territory Manager, Northern

Brad is our representative for the Northern Territory. He has 30 years’ experience in the gaming industry. Previously worked for United gaming in Sales and service. Specializing in float management and customer service. Always there  to help with new or existing venues.

Email: brad.mcintyre@youthtown.org.nz


Amie Reynolds – Territory Manager, Southern

Amie is an experienced sales professional with a demonstrated history of working in event, project and inventory management. Amie has worked at Youthtown for over 6 years, joining the Gaming Team in 2016 as Operational Services Manager.  Amie became the rep for our South Island venues in January 2018.

Email: amie.reynolds@youthtown.org.nz