Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Alison McMillan is the Australian Government’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer. Alison is a Registered Nurse. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Education, and a Master of Business Administration.

Alison’s has more than 30 years’ experience in the Victorian health systems., and has held a number of executive positions including Victorian Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Director of Safety, Quality and Patient Experience and Director of Emergency Resilience.

In 2009, Alison received a National Emergency Medal, recognising her service in the Victorian bushfires that year.

As the Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Alison provides her expert policy advice to:

  • the Minister for Health
  • Health’s Executive
  • Health staff

Alison also represents the Department in national and international forums.

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Office holder