The NZCOM employs a Chief Executive who is accountable to the National Committee, professional advisors and administrative personnel, as well a number of contracted personnel.
Karen Guilliland - Chief Executive
RGON, RM, MA (Midwifery), MNZM
Karen leads the strategic development and policy management on behalf of National Committee. Karen provides leadership and direction for the New Zealand College of Midwives team and its contracted workforce and is the College's International liaison person.
Norma Campbell: Midwifery Advisor – Quality & Sector Liaison
RGON, RM, MA (Midwifery), MNZM
Norma is a practicing midwife, with extensive clinical midwifery experience and has been the national midwifery advisor for 13 years. She has been involved in multidisciplinary work across the health sector, is the NZCOM DHB liaison and interface person and manages the Midwifery Standards Review (quality assurance process for midwives) and Resolutions Committee (complaints process for women).
Contact Norma for enquiries
Elaine Gray: Midwifery Advisor - Continuing Education
RM, RN, PG in Adult Teaching, M.Mid
Elaine is a practicing midwife and has a wealth of experience as an educator within the maternity services. From her extensive clinical experience she has been able to develop post registration midwifery education in a range of settings and currently delivers education programmes nationally. Elaine has been instrumental in developing many of the workshops provided by the College.
Contact Elaine for enquiries
Lesley Dixon: Midwifery Advisor - Practice Advice and Research
PhD, RM, RN, MA (Midwifery)
Lesley is a practicing midwife and has over 26 years experience as a practicing midwife in the UK, Germany and New Zealand. Having worked both as self employed LMC and in employed positions, Lesley has a good understanding of clinical practice issues. Lesley leads the College's research programme.
Contact Lesley for enquiries
Alison Eddy: Midwifery Advisor Professional Projects and Contracts
RM, RCPN, PG Diploma of Public Health
Alison is a practicing midwife and her previous role as Project and Contract Management for the Ministry of Health, along with her experiences as a self employed and employed midwife, enables her to manage a variety of contracts and projects that reflect the professionalism of midwifery in New Zealand.
Contact Alison for enquiries
Maria Scott - Publications Advisor
Maria is an experienced journalist and editor on newspapers and magazines in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Maria edits Midwifery News and is responsible for a range of other College publications.
Contact Maria for enquiries
Hayley McMurtrie and Ali Jones - Communications Team
Hayley has over 16 years marketing experience in the UK and New Zealand with many years within the health sector. Hayley manages the NZCOM website.
Contact Hayley for enquiries
Ali has an extensive background in radio and PR and is the media relations consultant for NZCOM
Contact Ali for enquiries
Lynda Overton - National Office Manager & Personal Assistant to the CEO
Lynda manages and provides leadership to all the NZCOM office staff. Lynda's administration experience is extensive and includes the Ministry of Health, School of Medicine, Canterbury District Health Board and a private education provider. Lynda has been with the College for 6 years.
Contact Lynda for enquiries
Liz Lysaght - Receptionist
Liz provides front of house reception and telephone services. Liz also coordinates consumer feedback for the Midwifery Standards Review where some 22-25,000 women provide this feedback every year. Liz also processes all the College's book and resource orders.
Contact Liz for enquiries
Anna-Lisa Parsons - Membership Administrator
Anna-Lisa is responsible for the day to day administration of the membership database and has wide background in national administration.
Contact Anna-Lisa for enquiries
Gayle McNaughton - MSR National Administrator
Gayle coordinates the Midwifery Standards Review programme from our National Office. Gayle is mum to three boys and has experience in project management and office administration.
Contact Gayle for enquiries
Wayne Robertson - Accountant
Wayne is an experienced chartered accountant, a company director nationally and internationally, and provides accountancy oversight of the College's finances on a part-time basis.
Contact Carla Martin for enquiries
Carla Martin - Finance Administration Assistant
Carla holds a Masters of Commerce and has experience in the banking sector. Carla supports the College accountant in managing the accounts and book-keeping of NZCOM and provides administration support for Find Your Midwife. Carla was a consumer Midwifery Standards Reviewer for 6 years prior to joining the administration team.
Contact Carla for enquiries
Kerry Blackwood - General Administration Assistant
Kerry provides administration support across a number of programmes and provides back-up for the Membership Administrator. Kerry's experience in administration gives her real flexibility to assist all midwifery advisors with workshop preparation.
Carla Humphrey, Legal Advisor & Candace Spence, Legal Secretary
Carla is a barrister with over 30 years experience. Carla manages the indemnity policy providing individual midwives with a legal service under the terms of the policy.
Candace provides telephone and secretarial support to members requiring the College's legal service and secretarial support to Carla for Indemnity cases.
Contact Candace for enquiries
Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP) National Coordinator
Contact mfyp for enquiries