The ACT CNMO is the professional leader for the nursing and midwifery professions in the ACT.
The CNMO is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the primary, community and tertiary services delivered by nurses and midwives and the ongoing development of the professions across the Territory. The CNMO represents the ACT on the Australian and New Zealand Council of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers.
Adjunct Professor, Dr. Margaret McLeod is the current ACT CNMO. As a Senior Executive, Dr. McLeod holds wide professional nursing and midwifery experience and expertise drawn from her academic, clinical and management practice in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.
Dr McLeod is responsible for leading the nursing and midwifery research agenda for ACT Health. Her principal research interests are civilian and military nursing history, reflecting her doctoral inquiry, and Australian biography.
She provides high level advice to Government, ACT Health and Calvary Public Hospital Bruce on national and territory wide health policy, governance and standards, workforce development and workload issues.