Dr Jane O’Malley joined Plunket’s Leadership team as Chief Nurse in March 2018.
Her appointment follows seven years with the Ministry of Health as Chief Nursing Officer, and prior to that Jane was Director of Nursing and Midwifery for the West Coast District Health Board.
Jane brings a wealth of leadership experience and knowledge to Plunket from her time in the health sector and is highly respected both within Plunket and across the nursing sector for her diverse nursing experience and strategic focus.
As a former President of the New Zealand Nursing Organisation and a former clinical nurse manager and academic, Jane understands the importance the role nurses and health workers play in the health of New Zealanders, in particular through early intervention, using modern and innovative nursing practice.
Jane believes that partnerships are a key to the success of the relationship between nurses and whānau and by working together, and alongside others in the health and social sectors Plunket will continue to make the difference of a lifetime by improving health and social outcomes for all New Zealand tamariki and whānau.