Alison Eddy was elected to be the Western Pacific Regional Board Member in June 2023. As a Regional Board Member, Alison is responsible for sharing experiences from her region and steering the Board in meeting its strategic and governance responsibilities together with the other Board members. The Regional Board Member is a spokesperson for ICM in regional strategic partnerships and at national meetings and events for ICM’s member associations in the region.
Alison is currently the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives. She has broad midwifery practice experience, from community-based case-loading midwife-led continuity of care settings to tertiary hospital care. She also has experience in policy and contract management roles within the Ministry of Health in New Zealand.
Alison is a Registered Midwife and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Otago University.
Alison’s work has included significant advocacy within her own country for midwives to achieve fair and reasonable pay and sustainable working conditions. She has served on numerous committees and in governance roles and has significant experience in developing and leading programmes which support the ongoing development of midwifery as a profession. She has an interest in advancing the health system settings and policies which are needed for the midwifery profession to thrive.
Based in: New Zealand
Midwives’ Association: New Zealand College of Midwives