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
RM, RGON, MA (Midwifery), MNZM
Norma is a practising midwife, with extensive clinical midwifery experience and has been the national midwifery advisor for 15 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, Diploma in Adult Teaching and Learning, M.Mid
Elaine is a practising 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 practising midwife and worked in England, Germany and New Zealand. Lesley has a good understanding of clinical practice issues, having worked both as self employed LMC midwife and in various employed positions. 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 practising midwife and her previous role as Project and Contract Management for the Ministry of Health, along with her experience 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
Carol Bartle - Policy Analyst
RN, RM, IBCLC, PGDip Child Advocacy, MHealSc (Otago).
Carol has experience in a range of disciplines linked to maternal and mental health and well-being. Carol brings these skills to her role as policy analyst and provides support to the midwifery advisors.
Contact Carol for enquiries
Hayley McMurtrie - Website Content Manager and Publications Advisor
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, edits the Midwifery News and is responsible for a range of other College publications.
Contact Hayley for enquiries
Kate Clark - Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP) National Coordinator
Kate has a background in project management and brings these skills to the coordination the MFYP programme.
Contact mfyp 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 8 years.
Contact Lynda for enquiries
Penny Singlehurst - Receptionist
Penny joins us from the UK where she worked in the NHS Obstetric department. Penny provides front of house reception and telephone services and coordinates consumer feedback for the Midwifery Standards Review where some 22-25,000 women provide this feedback every year. Penny also processes all the College's book and resource orders.
Contact Penny for enquiries
Lisa Donkin - Membership Administrator
Lisa’s primary role is the day to day administration of the membership database. Lisa also supports the Education team with administration.
Contact Lisa for enquiries
Saili Tuitaupe - MSR and Education National Administrator
Saili manages the administration for bookings for the Midwifery Standards Reviews and the College’s education workshops. Saili also supports the Continuing Education Midwifery Advisor with administration assistance.
Contact Saili 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 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. Carla was a consumer Midwifery Standards Reviewer for 6 years prior to joining the administration team.
Contact Carla for enquiries
Annie Oliver - Editorial Assistant and Research Administrator
Annie has joined us as Editorial Assistant whilst Maria Scott is on leave. Annie is interviewing midwives and writing articles for Midwifery News and other publications, as well as providing administration support for midwifery advisors. Annie's background includes a combination of administration roles and writing on topics as diverse as fertility, fashion and business.
Kerry Blackwood - Administration Assistant
Kerry provides general administration to the team, with her primary role membership support to the Membership Administrator and Continuing Education Midwifery Advisor.
Carla Humphrey, Legal Advisor
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.
Contact Susan for enquiries
Susan Rogerson, Legal Secretary
Susan provides telephone and secretarial support to members requiring the College's legal service and secretarial support to Carla for Indemnity cases.
Contact Susan for enquiries