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ACM Board

ACM is a national organisation with members in all States and Territories. We are governed by a seven member Board of Directors whose role is to ensure our members’ contributions are wisely used. The board also sets our strategic direction and ensures it is followed through.

We also have a Branch Sub-Committee which consists of the Branch Chair from each state and territory. The Branch Chair comes from the members in the states and territories, provides advice to the Board and undertakes specific activities, including managing the ACM Awards program.

ACM Operations are managed by an efficient head office team with the Chief Executive Officer heading up the business side of the organisation and the Chief Midwife leading the midwifery side.

View the ACM Constitution.

View the ACM Strategic Plan 2021-2023

Assoc Prof Zoe Bradfield



About me

Dr Zoe Bradfield holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Midwifery between Curtin University and the Women and Newborns Health Service in Perth, WA. She has previously served as the WA Branch Secretary and as a Board Director and Vice President of the ACM. Zoe has more than 20 years’ experience as a midwife in rural and metropolitan settings where she has worked across several different midwifery models. Her clinical experience has fuelled her determination to see women across Australia have equity of access to midwifery continuity of care. She has a particular passion for developing clinician researchers and runs a Graduate Research Internship as well as a Senior Clinician Researcher Training Program, supporting midwives to develop research skills. Zoe’s Doctoral Thesis explored midwives’ experiences of being ‘with woman’ during labour and birth, in a variety of models, which has further galvanised her commitment to help strengthen the midwifery profession through leadership, education and research that makes a difference.

Dr Alison Teate

Vice President


About me

Alison currently works in private practice in the ACT and NSW. Her PhD examined why midwifery continuity of care works. Prior to her academic role/s she worked in NSW State government in policy, research and leadership positions. In her early and mid-career years, Alison worked in SA, Qld and NSW and was a change agent for models of midwifery care including midwifery group practice, public-funded homebirth and group antenatal care.

Jodie Atkinson

Board Director


About me

Jodie Atkinson is a Registered Nurse and Midwife and has a Masters in Health Professions Education. She is a Midwife Educator and currently coordinates the Graduate Midwifery Program and midwifery student planning at Women and Newborn Health Service in Western Australia. Jodie is the current Chair of the WA ACM branch. She is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of all midwives and supporting and developing student and graduate midwives to work to their full scope of practice across the continuum of midwifery care in all areas, to build a strong future midwifery workforce.

Allison Cummins

Board Director


About me

Allison Cummins is an Associate Professor and the Head of Midwifery at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has built a body of research to scale up midwifery models of care and new graduate transitions. She has an extensive collaborative research network including consumer groups, the Women’s Healthcare Australasia, the Trans-Tasman Midwifery Education Consortium, and the Quality Maternal Newborn Care Research Alliance. As a high performing balanced academic, she has extensive teaching and learning experience in subject, course and whole of program curriculum design. As a recognised leader in Midwifery, she has been appointed to important midwifery leadership positions including Midwifery Director on the Board for the Australian College of Midwives, Chair for the Trans-Tasman Midwifery Education Consortium (2022-2023), Member of the Midwifery Advisor Group to the Council of Deans for Nursing and Midwifery (2023- current). Internationally she holds a position on the Steering Committee for the Quality Maternal Newborn Care Research Alliance.  Allison is an Associate Editor of the midwifery journal “Women and Birth International” (WOMBI), the official journal for the Australian College of Midwives.

Assoc Prof Amanda Carter

Board Director


About me

Amanda has been a midwife for over 35 years and has worked in a variety of midwifery clinical (including caseload), leadership, executive and academic roles. Amanda currently holds the position of Associate Professor – Midwifery and Discipline Lead - Midwifery at Griffith University in Queensland. 
Amanda is a current member of the ANMAC Midwifery Accreditation Committee and the Midwifery Advisory Group of the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery. Amanda completed her PhD in 2018 focussing on the development of critical thinking to inform midwifery decision making. She is passionate about preparing future midwives as change agents to improve care for women and babies and supporting research students to generate evidence to transform maternity services.
Amanda maintains active partnerships and dialogue with midwifery clinicians and leaders and has an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the midwifery profession. Amanda has implemented large scale change within organisations using a collaborative decision-making visionary approach.

Sarah Kolo

Board Director


About me

Sarah Kolo has nearly 15 years' experience providing accounting and financial services and managing operational environments. Sarah is a Chartered Accountant, currently working at the Royal Hospital for Women as the Director of Clinical Support and Finance. She has provided management accounting functions to facilitate decision making for various State and Territory Government departments, owner/operator small businesses and a range of national and multinational organisations. Sarah is a passionate advocate of women's health and improving access to healthcare for women of all ages. Outside of work Sarah is at her happiest when she is ocean swimming with a group of friends.

ACM Advocacy Committee

Paula Medway (SA), Zoe Bradfield (WA), Jocelyn Toohill (QLD), Alison Weatherstone (QLD), Jennifer Green (NSW), Cherisse Buzzacott (NT), Alecia Staines (QLD), Emily Hull (WA)


Head Office

Helen White

Chief Executive Officer


About me

Helen has had an extensive career in membership organisations, most recently Chief Executive Officer at Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. Prior to this role, Helen was CEO at the Australian Podiatry Association and represented the Podiatry profession as well as leading the development of the Association’s education and events program. Helen is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds a degree from the University of Cambridge, UK.

ACM Annual Reports

ACM Annual Report 2023


ACM Annual Report 2022


ACM Annual Report 2021


ACM Annual Report 2019