Governance

We are a national organisation with members in all States and Territories.

How is the ACM structured?

We are governed by a 9-member Board of Directors consisting of: Photo by Nahil Naseer on Unsplash

  • the President;
  • 5 other midwife members who are elected by the membership for a 3-year term; and
  • 3 community directors appointed by the Board based on the needs of the organisation. 

The role of the Board is to ensure we are carefully governed and that our members’ contributions are wisely used. The Board is also responsible for setting our strategic direction and for ensuring this is followed through.

There is at least one branch of the Australian College of Midwives in each State and Territory of Australia. Branches are involved in various activities at a local level, including advocacy and representation, liaison, education and social activities.

We also have an 8-member Council which consists of an elected member from each state and territory. The Council brings issues from the members in the states and territories, provides advice to the Board and undertakes specific activities, including managing the ACM Awards program.

We have a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is responsible for the operational management of our organisation, including directly employing and managing the staff, and ensuring the strategic directions are implemented.

In addition, a number of Advisory Committees and Working Groups provide advice and support the work of our organisation.