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​​​​​​​Antony Smithson FSA, GAICD
​​​​​​​Acting Chief Executive Office

With over two decades of experience in managing complex business operations, Antony uses his technical expertise and capability to support St John WA in fulfilling its operational functions to high professional standards.  

As a member of the executive team, he ensures that policies, processes, practices, and executive decisions support and further St John WA's operational capabilities. Antony joined St John WA in 2014 as the Executive Director Finance and Supply Chain and has excelled in supporting the operations of the organisation ever since. 
Having worked in a diverse range of large multi-national organisations Antony has extensive commercial experience in overseeing strategic reviews, commercial agreements, partnerships and joint ventures, contract tendering and statutory reporting.

Antony is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He holds a Bachelor of Physics and Computer Science from the University of Manchester.

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​​​​​​​Scott Higgins APM
Chief Performance & Risk Office

Scott joined St John WA in April 2019 to lead the implementation of the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and ensure effective corporate governance, including a robust risk management framework.

Scott brings a wealth of experience from 33 years with WA Police, most recently as the Commander of State Traffic where he was responsible for delivering Western Australia’s road safety enforcement strategy.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management.


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Aaron Crowther GAICD
Chief Brand & Reputation Office

Aaron joined St John WA in 2019. His portfolio includes Marketing Programs, Community Engagement, Brand Media, Fundraising, Group Business Development and First Aid. Aaron has a broad set of experiences, spanning his time as a journalist, to roles with local health and global technology enterprises.  He has also run some of Australia’s most awarded integrated marketing and public relations agencies.

His focus at St John WA is on driving consistency of brand expression throughout the organisation so its values, purpose and legacy are clearly seen and understood.

Aaron has an undergraduate degree in Arts, with majors in writing and media production, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.  He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.