Board members

We are governed by a Board of Directors. All positions are voluntary, whereby all members freely donate their time and professional expertise.

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Karen Limb
Chair and Treasurer

Karen Limb has extensive career experience covering all aspects of financial management and is currently the Chief Financial Officer - Australia and New Zealand for Mott MacDonald. 
Previous to this she was the Chief Operating Officer at Kelly & Co Lawyers. Karen held various roles when she resided in the UK with Anheuser Busch (Budweiser), Safeway UK and ExCel UK.
A member of CPA Australia (Fellow) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Karen has previous Board experience with Young Adelaide Voices, and holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).


first aid trainingDarren Chandler
Co-opted Member

Darren Chandler is the General Manager Operations and Commercial at Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA), responsible for commercial partnerships, corporate sales, membership, marketing, communications, tourism, major events, grounds management and operations at Adelaide Oval.

Previous roles include working with the SANFL as General Manager of Football and Corporate Operations from 2009-2012 and CEO of the Glenelg Football Club 2002-2008.

His qualifications include a MBA with the University of South Australia and a Degree in Exercise Sports Science. Darren is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Peter Jackson
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Peter is the Managing Solicitor of Nick Xenophon & Co Lawyers, a position he has held for the last decade, practising predominantly in civil litigation and specialising in personal injury and commercial litigation.
Peter was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of both the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2001.

Peter joined the Law Society of South Australia in 1999, served as a Panel Member of the Litigation Assistance Fund since 2006, a Board Member and Panel Chair since 2015 and Deputy Chair of the Board and Panel Chair since 2017. He has also been an active member of the Ethics and Practice Committee since 2011. 

Peter has volunteered for St John Ambulance for over 25 years and has held a range of senior management positions over the last 15 years, culminating in his appointment as Commissioner of St John, for a three year term, in November 2017.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, a Diploma of Business (Frontline Management), a Diploma of Management and an Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).

In 2008, Peter was admitted as a Member of the International Order of St John and was promoted in that Order in 2013 to Officer.



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Prof. Paul Arbon AM KStJ
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Professor Arbon is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor and Director of the Torrens Resilience Institute of Flinders University.

Professor Arbon works across the fields of disaster resilience, mass gathering management and health security. He is Director of the City Security and Resilience Networks for Australia and Asia, Head of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings and Global Health Security, Past President of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine and Member of the United Nation’s International Health Regulations Roster of Experts. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and the American Academy of Nursing.



Lachlan CibichLachlan Cibich MStJ
Elected Member

Lachlan Cibich has professional experience in the Legal, Community Services and Government Sectors and holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Adelaide.


Lachlan is currently the Principal Advisor to the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. Lachlan has previously held Senior Policy positions in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.


Lachlan has been an active member of the South Australian community through his volunteer work with St John Ambulance Australia. Throughout his sixteen years of service, he has been an advocate for young people, focusing on building their capacity to influence decision-making. Lachlan has held positions including Chair of the SA Youth Council of St John, National Project Lead (Training and Leadership Development) on the Australian Youth Council of St John and State Staff Officer – Youth Engagement and Development. Lachlan was appointed as the St John National Harper Research Scholar for 2013/14. Lachlan is a strong supporter of the Community Care program, including having held the position of Program Coordinator. For his services to the community, Lachlan was named the Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year (Port Lincoln) in 2007. In 2013, Lachlan was admitted as a Member of the International Order of St John.


Ray Greig OAM, KStJ, JP
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Ray is a former career public servant which in pre-retirement years he was highly regarded as a senior manager responsible for the emergency management, business continuity plans and asset security of Government infrastructure and also undertook a position as Deputy State Controller of the State Disaster Organisation’s Engineering Functional Service. He also was a contributing member of the Federal Attorney-General’s Water Services Infrastructure Assurance Advisory Group formed to advise on national utility infrastructure protection post 911. 

Ray has represented St John on a number of State Government disaster preparedness committees including the State Response, Mitigation and Recovery Committees and Joint Emergency Services, Major Event Coordination Committee.

Ray is a dedicated volunteer with 48 years of St John service, having fulfilled many senior roles and in particular that of State Superintendent, Commissioner and past Board Director. He has substantial corporate knowledge and a clear understanding of the challenges that currently face the organisation. Now in continuing his service to St John as an Elected Director, he is contributing in a positive way to influence significant change in accord with the Strategic Plan for the benefit of our members and the community we serve.

Ray holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Business a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and is a Graduate of ‘The-Not-For-Profit Board – Australian Institute of Company Directors, Governance in the Not-for-Profit Sector, and Financial Performance for Not-for- Profits’ Courses

His current professional memberships include; Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Associate Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia (AFIEAust), Member, Australian Institute of Emergency Services (MAIES) and Member, Royal Association of Justices of SA Inc. (JP)

Ray also volunteers as a Special Justice of the Peace (SJP) where he adjudicates on minor criminal matters and road traffic offences in the Magistrates Court on a regular basis.

Ray has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal, National Medal (Emergency Services), Centenary of Australia Medal and is a Knight of the Order of St John Ambulance Australia.