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Council Members

The Council is representative in nature, as determined by the National Law (NSW). There are 15 members consisting of nurses and midwives, community members and a legally qualified member. Members of the Council are appointed by the Governor. Current appointments are to 30 June 2018.

Three members are registered nurses nominated by the Minister: 
John-Kelly-5-July-2015
        M Curry 2 July 2015
Adj Professor John G Kelly AM 
  Susan Anderson   Maryann Curry
Council President

RN BA (Hons) LLB Grad Dip Leg Prac FACN AFAIM MAPS MAICD

  RN, BN   RN, MHM (UNE), GAICD 
           
One member is a midwife nominated by the Minister: Two members are enrolled nurses nominated by the Minister: 
K Cheney 2 July 2015
    K-Godier-2-July-2015
   K-Hay-2-July-2015
Kate Cheney     Karyn Godier   Karen Hay

RN, RM , Sexual Health (cert),     B Nursing , Ma Midwifery

 

    EN  

EN, Adv.Dip Nursing (Perioperative Nursing), MACORN, MNSWOTA

           
Two members are nurses or midwives engaged in the tertiary or pre-enrolment education of nurses or midwives in New South Wales nominated by the Minister, at least one of whom is a registered nurse:

 

     I-Graham-2-July-2015    
Murray Fisher     Iain Graham    

   

PHD RN FACN MACMHN

   
           
One member is a registered nurse or registered midwife nominated by the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association:   One member is a registered nurse or registered midwife nominated by the Australian College of Nursing:
 K-Adams-5-July-2015      E-Black-5-July-2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Kathryn Adams     Elisabeth Black
   
RN, RM BA     RN, RM, BN, PGD, MNSc, Cert IV TAE, FACN
   
One member is a registered nurse who is nominated by the Minister and who practises nursing in the area of mental health:
 One member is an Australian lawyer nominated by the Minister:
B-Hart-5-July-2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J-Gardner-2-July-2015
Dr Bethne Hart    
  Jann Gardner
Deputy President         BA LLB (USyd), MBA (UON), GAICD
RN Cert 1V TAA Dip Clin Hypnotherapy BA (Soc.Sci) MHPEd PhD (UNSW)     
   
           
Three members are nominated by the Minister to represent the community:
B-Rupasinghe-5-July-2015

    D-Spruell-5-July-2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Bernard Rupasinghe
  David Spruell
  Jennifer Symons
MLLR (USyd), GDLP (ANU), BA/LLB (ANU)     BComm (B'ham), Fellow FINSIA, Fellow AICD
  BComm, BAS (Building), BA

 

Staff

The Nursing and Midwifery Council are provided with secretariat support by the Executive Officer and professional and administrative staff employed by the Health Administration Corporation. The Health Professional Councils Authority is an administrative unit of the Health Administration Corporation (HAC) and is established to provide secretariat and corporate services to the Councils to support their regulatory responsibilities. 

The Executive Officer of the Council is responsible for the management of the affairs of the Council, subject to any directions from the Council. The Executive Officer must keep a record of the proceedings and decisions of the Council, relevant Tribunal matters and all inquiries held by the Council.

Lodgement of notifications (complaints) to the Council must be made in writing with the Executive Officer and may be lodged online or by fax or mail or by email.

Any appeals from decisions made by the Council or its committees and panels must be made in writing to the Executive Officer.

Council staff are available between business hours (9am to 5pm). If you contact the Council office, administrative staff may request telephone or contact details to enable a professional officer to contact you when he or she is available. Professional officers have nursing and/or midwifery qualifications and are experienced in regulatory matters. During business hours, there is generally a professional officer on duty for responding to telephone inquiries. Professional officers may:

  • assist in clarifying the processes used by the Council;
  • provide general information about the management of conduct, performance and health notifications;
  • provide information about compliance with, and monitoring of, conditions.

Whilst professional officers make every endeavour to ensure that the general information provided by them is accurate, the information provided by them is not legal advice. All persons who are the subject of a notification (complaint) or wish to make a notification (complaint) to the Council should make their own inquiries and may seek their own legal advice, as needed. Further information about making a notification (complaint) is provided here.