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Michelle Fyfe APM
Chief Executive Officer

Michelle has an incomparable understanding of the diverse and complex issues that affect Western Australian emergency service organisations. A graduate of the Police Academy, Michelle was with WA Police for 34 years in roles including Assistant Commissioner of State Crime. Michelle was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2012 for her diligent and committed service to WA Police and the Western Australian community.

In 2017 Michelle received a Telstra Business Women’s Award in the WA Public Sector and Academia category. She was a non-Executive Director of the P&N Bank during a period of substantive strategic and leadership change and sits on the Board of the Council of Ambulance Authorities. Michelle has a Master of Leadership, a Graduate Diploma - Executive Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate - Applied Management.




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​​​​​​​Antony Smithson FSA, GAICD
​​​​​​​Chief Operating Office
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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
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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
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Aaron joined St John WA in 2019. His portfolio includes Marketing Programs, Community Engagement, Brand Media, Fundraising 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.