Emma Whitehead, General Manager of Mates4Mates

BSc (Hons), MSc, PostGradDipMgmt, GAICD

Emma Whitehead is the General Manager of Mates4Mates. Having joined the organisation in early 2022, Emma has brought with her over 28 years’ experience working in health, community services, and research sectors in the UK, USA and Australia.


Passionate about improving the economic, health and social wellbeing of our communities, Emma has a wealth of experience in governance, health service systems, policy and advocacy, and executive leadership.


Leading the national service delivery model at Mates4Mates and overseeing teams at each Family Recovery Centre, Emma is dedicated to ensuring best practice clinical care and support is provided to improve quality of life among the Defence community.


In her spare time, Emma enjoys running, playing piano and being with friends and family.

Emma Whitehead, General Manager of Mates4Mates