St John is active in all states and territories within Australia, and forms part of the wider global humanitarian organisation The Order of St John.

We have our own constitution (Rules of the Association (pdf)) which provides essential guidelines in the principles and operating practices for our organisation.


Within South Australia we form part of a federated structure and are governed by a Board of Directors. Directors are responsible to the members for the performance of the incorporated association ensuring St John is appropriately managed and provides leading first aid and community services consistent with the culture and values of The Order of St John.

All positions are voluntary (with the exception of the CEO) whereby the Board members freely donate their time and professional expertise.

Executive Management team

Day to day management of the organisation’s affairs and implementation of corporate strategy and policy initiatives are delegated by the Board to the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Management team. Each General Manager heads a specific area of the organisation and is supported by business unit managers and their staff.


As an independent charity we are committed to demonstrating our value to stakeholders, members, clients and the wider community, so they understand how we are making a difference, and that our funds are managed in the most effective way.

In 2012 we submitted our 2011/12 St John Annual Report to the PwC Transparency Awards. The awards represent best practice across the not-for-profit sector and provide a benchmark for complete and quality reporting.  St John Ambulance SA was pleased to be recognised as winner of the most improved award and the runner-up in the revenue $5 to $30m category in the 2012 PwC Transparency Awards for the quality and transparency of our reporting.

PwC Transparency Awards Runner Up 2012


In 2013 we submitted our 2012/13 St John Annual Report to the PwC Transparency Awards and was pleased to be recognised as a top 10 finalist.



We also received Silver for our  2015/16 and 2014/15 Annual Reports, from the Australasian Reporting Awards.


These awards are great national endorsement of our honest communication and accountability around our services, governance, finances, long-term aspirations, and clarity around our impact.