Clinical Governance

Clinical governance covers all the systems, processes, leadership and culture that helps us to deliver safe care and services.

Clinical Governance

Clinical governance plays a pivotal role across all our operations, ensuring strict adherence to industry standards, legal compliance, and quality service delivery. It instils confidence in our clients, assuring them that our systems and procedures are robust, while fostering a culture of continuous improvement. This includes:

  • Implementing systems and processes to manage identified risks.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of clinical governance systems and processes.
  • Making continuous improvements to clinical governance practices.

Our governance structure and clinical oversight is at an organisational and clinical level. Guiding our commitment to safety and quality is a National Operations Team, Senior Management Team and Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Our governance structure includes three national committees:

  • a Risk Committee
  • a Quality Committee
  • a Clinical Governance Committee

Our clinical governance is overseen by a leadership team deeply experienced in the sector, with extensive clinical expertise.

Key members of our clinical governance team

David Stewart, Founder

David Stewart, Founder

Leveraging over 30 years of experience across the private, not-for-profit, and publicly listed sectors, David is a highly respected leader in the healthcare and recruitment sector. As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), his expertise in corporate governance and compliance ensures operational excellence and all entities conform to industry best practices and regulatory guidelines. David is also a Non-Executive Director of the Recruitment Consulting & Staffing Association of Australia & New Zealand (RCSA), the peak body for the recruitment and staffing industry.

JAMES MUNRO FORD, Executive Director

James Munro Ford, Executive Director

James is a seasoned strategic leader with a proven track record of driving transformative change, operational excellence, and business performance in complex healthcare environments. His prior leadership roles in NSW Health and HealthShare NSW have given him a deep understanding of the clinical governance landscape. He brings this expertise to Alliance Australia, where he is focused on developing and implementing strategies to improve clinical governance outcomes.


Kylie Rowan, Head of Assurance

Kylie Rowan is our Head of Assurance and National Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Manager. With qualifications and extensive experience in Occupational Therapy and workplace health and safety, Kylie's career spans more than 20 years in the sector. She leverages this expertise to help the organisation stay legally compliant and drive business processes and culture for a sustainable, healthy, and productive workforce.

Work health and saftey

Explore our commitment to workplace health and safety, and how we safeguard employee well-being. With 50+ years of combined experience, we drive change to mitigate risk and protect our reputation.