Service & Clinical Governance Committee

Mates4Mates is committed to ensuring that our clients receive safe and high-quality care and support that effectively meets their needs.

The Service & Clinical Governance Committee is responsible for monitoring the scope and adequacy of the Clinical Governance Framework (including supporting systems and processes). 

The Mates4Mates Service & Clinical Governance Framework demonstrates that safety and quality of care is a whole-of-organisation responsibility with veterans and family members at the centre of everything we do.  

The key components of our Service & Clinical Governance Framework are:  

  • Governance, Leadership and Culture  
  • Safety and Quality Improvement Systems  
  • Service Performance and Effectiveness 
  • Safe Environment for the Delivery of Care  
  • Partnering with Veterans and Family Members 

Our aim is to continuously improve the safety and quality of Mates4Mates services by working with veterans and their families, service delivery and clinical staff, Mates4Mates leadership and Board. Here is a quick overview of the Service & Clinical Governance Framework

Our Service & Clinical Governance Committee Members

Emma Whitehead

Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Ash

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Jonathan Lane

SCGC Member

Dr. Ian R Gardner

Mates4Mates Board Member

Committee Member Expression of Interest

Mates4Mates is seeking Expressions of Interest for up to three positions on the Service & Clinical Governance Committee (SCGC). 

The SCGC is skills based and Mates4Mates is seeking values-aligned clinical and allied health professionals with the experience and expertise to provide oversight of the Service & Clinical Governance Framework and its application to the operations (current and future) of Mates4Mates.  


  • The SCGC generally meets four times per year, for up to 3 hours. The overall time commitment will be up to 12 hours a quarter.  
  • Attendance may be in person (Brisbane Head Office) or online.  
  • A sitting fee/retainer will be provided to members of the SCGC.  
  • If relevant, professional registration and authority to practice must be maintained for the duration of the period of membership of the SCGC. 

Applications for this Expression of Interest have now closed. 

Mates4Mates is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of the ADF (veterans and family members) with relevant skills.