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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provide expert guidance and governance to help ensure the successful management and growth of our organisation, whilst maintaining the culture and values of The Order of St John. Day-to-day management is led by the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Team.

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Mr James Goodwin OStJ

James is an experienced and dynamic executive and non-executive director with a professional background in transport and infrastructure.

He was most recently the Chief Executive of the Australian Airports Association – an organisation representing the interests of 340 airports across Australia. Previously he was the Chief Executive of the leading vehicle safety advocate in Australia and New Zealand – ANCAP.

He is a former journalist and news presenter and has held senior corporate affairs and government relations positions at several member-based organisations including the Australian Automobile Association and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. He also held a high-profile corporate affairs position at AirServices Australia - the Australian Government agency providing air traffic management and firefighting services.

He has served as a Director of St John Ambulance ACT since 2015 and was appointed Chair in 2021. James also serves on the National Board of St John Ambulance Australia. He is an Officer of the Order of St John (OStJ) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications & Politics), is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has served as a Board Member of Auto Skills Australia, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Solutions and on the ACT Government Road Safety Advisory Council.

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Ms Kate Pounder

Kate is an experienced tech policy expert and senior executive who has worked across the public, private and non-profit sector.

She has served as a Director of St John Ambulance ACT since 2016

Kate is a Former McKinsey consultant, and Accenture MD.

Helped found Australian data analytics consulting company, AlphaBeta Advisers, opening and growing their Canberra office over four years.

15 years of technology policy experience, including with the Australian Industry Group, Network Ten, and Federal Government.

Passionate about growing Australia's tech sector, creating new jobs and businesses, and helping all Australian businesses make the most of tech adoption.

Clare Forster

Ms Clare Forster OStJ

Clare Forster is a Senior Software Engineer with a prominent Defence Company. Clare leads a dynamic team of software engineers in the development of cutting-edge solutions that safeguard Australia's national security. Clare's technical background has given her a strong understanding of risk management and problem solving skills which she applies to her role as a director of St John Ambulance ACT. 

Clare has been a volunteer with St John Ambulance ACT for more than 15 years and held volunteer leadership roles for 10 of these. This extensive experience in volunteer management has enriched her perspective and equipped her with the skills to effectively engage, motivate, and lead teams of volunteers. Continually dedicated to community service, Clare's ongoing commitment to St John ACT is evidenced by her active involvement in events, where she serves as a Team Leader and First Responder.  She also held the role of Deputy Director of Ceremonies within St John ACT from 2016 - 2023, a role which is focussed on celebrating the rich traditions and history of the organisation. This hands-on engagement has bestowed her with a profound understanding of St John ACT's pivotal role in the local community.

Clare has served as a Director for St John Ambulance ACT since 2018. Her qualifications include completing the Australian Institute of Company Directors Governance Foundations for Not for Profit Directors course, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and degrees in Engineering and Information Technology from ANU. She is an Officer of the Order of St John.

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Mr Graham Catt

Graham Catt is CEO of Independent Schools Australia. His twenty years’ leadership experience includes roles as a CEO, entrepreneur, and Chairman.

He has served as a Director of St John Ambulance ACT since 2021.

Graham has extensive knowledge of not-for-profit organisations, advocacy, small business, and the health sector After an early career in communications, he founded a successful communications agency before joining the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and then moving to the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) as CEO.

With Graham’s appointment as Canberra Business Chamber CEO, he led the Chamber and Canberra’s business community though the impacts of fire, smoke haze, hail, and pandemic.

Graham was President of the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) from 2016 – 2019, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Graham’s qualifications include a Masters’ degree in Literature, MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and   executive leadership programs with the University of Melbourne and London Business School.

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Brigadier Phil Winter AM, CSC, ADC

Phil Winter has had a diverse career in military, policing and sporting organisations, and is currently the CEO of the Returned & Services League of Australia.

He has served as a Director of St John Ambulance ACT since 2021.

Previously he enjoyed a career of over thirty years in the Australian Regular Army in artillery, intelligence and physical training appointments, and served overseas in Southern Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the Balkans.  He is still serving in the Army Reserve as Director General of ADF Sport, and in recent years has led Defence contributions to projects such as the Invictus Games, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Centenary of Anzac.

Phil also had a career for over a decade in the Australian Federal Police in Forensics and Intelligence portfolios.  Phil is a past President and current Patron of the Eastlake Cricket Club. He is a graduate of various universities with Masters degrees in Management, Defence Studies and History, and is also a graduate of the Army’s Command and Staff College and Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies. He has been a St John ACT volunteer for several years.  Phil is also an honorary Aide de Camp to the Governor General of Australia.

David Maywald

Mr David Maywald

David has served as a Director of St John Ambulance ACT since 2022.

David Maywald is a full-time Non-Executive Director, serving on the boards of several organisations. These include a public company as well as registered charities of similar size to St John ACT. During the last quarter-century he has contributed to over fifteen companies and charities in a governance capacity. This includes holding the roles of Chair, Vice President, Treasurer, Chair of Finance/Audit/Risk/Governance/Investment, and member of many committees.

He completed the Company Directors Course in 2019, is a Graduate member of AICD, and actively engages in professional development of many kinds.

David is father of two children, and a retired Investment Manager. During a two-decade professional career in financial services, he specialised in Investment Management. His focus areas included research, analysis, portfolio management, product development, marketing, and customer service.

Michael Hamill

Mr Michael Hamill

Michael has served as a Director of St John Ambulance ACT since 2022 and served the ACT community for over a decade as an Intensive Care Paramedic with the ACT Ambulance Service.

With experience in clinical governance, organisational capability development, and workplace safety and wellbeing, he currently serves as an Operations Manager, responsible for frontline operations and staff capability.

After completing his Bachelor's degree in Paramedicine in Melbourne he moved to Canberra in 2011 and never left. He has since completed his postgraduate degree in Prehospital Intensive Care and a master's in healthcare administration.

When he's not working, he will be traveling, working on his photography, or preparing for the footy season (AFL of course).


Executive team

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CEO (Resigned 12 July 2024)

Mr Adrian Watts MStJ

Adrian has led the St John ACT team since mid-2020 and his contribution as a stand-out leader during an extended period of uncertainty and disruption has been exemplary. He used his extensive commercial acumen, leadership and communications skills to great effect in supporting the governance, growth and culture of St John Ambulance ACT. His personal contribution in supporting the Chair, the team and organisation at large has been a key element in ensuring its success and sustainability.

Adrian is a Chartered Accountant and his prior roles include CEO of the National Health Co-op and Interim CEO of the National Australia Day Council.

Greta Evans

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Greta Evans

Greta joined St John Ambulance ACT in 2021 and is responsible for Volunteers, Training and Human Resources.

She has had extensive experience as an executive throughout several organisations within the ACT and is a highly experience leader.

Fiona Burgman

Chief Financial Officer

Ms Fiona Burgman

Fiona is a Certified Practising Accountant and has held several key executive positions throughout her career.

She joined St John Ambulance ACT in 2020.

Fiona is the Company Secretary and is responsible for all corporate governance, finance and commercial functions.


Exec Team