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ACM announces new CEO Luke Williamson

14 June 2019

The Board of the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is delighted to announce that Luke Williamson has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Luke will work with Ann Kinnear over the next few weeks receiving handover and preparing to take over the reins.

Luke was chosen through a competitive selection process. After considering many high calibre applicants, Luke stood out as a proven leader with the right experience and passion to lead the ACM into the future.

Most recently a Director with Aurecon Australasia, Luke has formerly held senior positions with Accenture and EY; where he led commercial relationships with several health agencies and insurance providers. He has contributed to major policy reforms, was a key contributor to the digitisation of Medicare and health insurance claiming, and has worked extensively to improve clinical services delivery and patient outcomes. His experience includes leading the introduction of new models of clinical care, emergency department improvement projects, and the deployment of new technologies across care settings. Luke was also a member of the ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) for many years.

Luke brings expertise in business strategy and customer experience improvement. He has established and led consulting practices offering these services and advised a wide range of governmental and corporate clients, as well as prominent professional bodies.

With Luke’s background and experience, he is well equipped to work with our members, the Board and our staff to achieve our future vision for the ACM and the profession of midwifery. Luke looks forward to meeting members over the coming months, starting with the ACM Annual Awards in July.

The Board would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ann for her excellent service and leadership over many years.

For comment, please contact:

ACM President, Terri Barrett on 0422 885 033

Additional information: The Australian College of Midwives

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is the peak professional body for midwives in Australia who are registered with, and regulated by, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). ACM’s position is that women be attended during pregnancy, birth and postnatally by a midwife who is registered with the NMBA.

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