Liz has been a midwife since 1995 and has been in private practice for the past 16 years. Liz is well known for her lobbying and advocacy at all levels of government and she was in the first group of Medicare midwives in Australia. Her main levels of acumen are in policy and business development. She has an MBA from Griffith University. Liz is currently the Managing Director of My Midwives and Vice President of Midwives Australia, Liz's midwifery goal is to ensure that every woman in Australia has a midwife who she knows providing care in birth. Liz is passionate that every woman feels informed, safe, respected and cared for during this special time.
Petrina Halloran is the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Policy Manager for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. In this role she develops the policies, standard and guidelines for the regulation of nurses and midwives. Petrina has held a number of senior management and policy roles over the past 15 years and has previously worked for the Department of Human Services Nurse Policy Branch and the Nurses Board of Victoria.
Petrina held an executive management role at the Nurses Board of Victoria and has extensive experience in the regulation of nurses and midwives at both a state based and National level.
Prior to moving in the exciting world of policy Petrina was a Nurse Unit Manager at a large public hospital in Melbourne