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Chris Mallon, Chair of the Midwifery Council of New Zealand, today announced the appointment of Dr Susan (Sue) Calvert to the role of Chief Executive/Registrar of the Midwifery Council of New Zealand following the retirement of the incumbent Sharron Cole.

Sue has worked for the Council since 2008, first as the Midwifery Advisor, then as the Deputy Registrar. She has provided operational and professional advice to inform decisions made by the Council and has professionally overseen the fitness to practice, registration and accreditation functions that relate to the regulation of midwives under the HPCA Act.

While working for the Council, she undertook her doctorate on the topic of how practising midwives maintain their competence to practise their profession.

“Over the years, Sue has also developed strong and valuable working relationships with our key stakeholders and with the Midwifery Council staff,” says Chris. “The Council has every confidence that Sue brings an impressive skill set and in-depth knowledge and experience of the midwifery sector. We believe she will excel, and we look forward to seeing her grow in her new leadership role.”

Sue will take up the position early in the new year.