Director, Teen Challenge WA
In 1985, Malcolm moved to WA from New South Wales to start a Teen Challenge Centre for men in GinGin after many years working with youth at Teen Challenge in King’s Cross, Sydney. Intending to stay only a few weeks, Malcolm and his wife Marjorie continue to head up Teen Challenge WA, 26 years later.
The program now runs from Grace Academy, Esperance and can accommodate up to 40 young people aged over 16, both male and female, and is WA’s largest youth detox, residential training and rehabilitation centre. Malcolm has served on the Board of Global Teen Challenge and until recently was the Regional Director of Teen Challenge Asia Pacific.
Malcolm has over 40 years’ experience working with drug-affected youth and has seen many thousands of lives changed through the Teen Challenge program. Malcolm has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal, and together with Marjorie was an Olympic Torch Bearer through the streets of Perth in 2000. These are just two of the many ways Malcolm has been recognized for his service to the youth of WA.