“Kate Costello from Governance Matters conducted a review of the governance structures, functions and processes of St John Ambulance (Victoria).
The review culminated in a written report with specific findings and recommendations which included recommendations for amendment to the Rules (Constitution). On the basis of those recommendations our solicitors redrafted the rules prior to a successful vote to approve a new board structure under the new Rules.
This was the most profound shift in the governance structure of St John Ambulance Victoria throughout our 127 year history and Kate was instrumental in helping us to achieve that.
I have no hesitation in recommending Governance Matters and Kate Costello to any organisation seeking to undertake a governance review. Kate has extensive experience in all aspects of governance and can draw from her legal background to assist the process. Kate has a very practical approach to governance and understands the complexities of member-based organisation. She is informative, consultative and appropriately persuasive.
I am happy to speak to this reference at any time.”
Chief Executive Officer