ICM Chief Executive Sally Pairman Steps Down After Seven Years 

1 July 2024

ICM Chief Executive Sally Pairman has informed the ICM Board that she has decided to step down, “I have decided that it is time to return to my home in New Zealand and for someone else to take over the role. I have informed the Board of my decision to step down at the end of February 2025 to provide plenty of time for recruitment of my successor,” Sally stated. 

Over the next few months, the Board will undertake a global search for ICM’s next Chief Executive, with the goal of filling the position by the end of 2024, to ensure a seamless handover.  

ICM President Sandra Oyarzo Torres stated, “We support Sally’s decision and understand her desire to return to New Zealand, but at the same time we are sorry to see her leave. Under Sally’s leadership ICM has grown and developed immensely; as a Board Member and President it has been a great pleasure to work with her as she has led ICM’s organisational transformation. Sally has collaborated with several Boards over the past seven years and I know we are all very proud of what we have achieved together and recognise and appreciate her part in these successes. My fellow Board members and I look forward to Sally’s continued support of her successor and ICM.” 

Sally concludes, “I am delighted with the organisation that ICM has become, stronger than ever in our 100-year history, but I am even more eager to see it continue to develop in the future, nurturing midwives and midwives’ associations so they can continue to improve the lives of women, newborns and communities across the world.”