ICM, Chief Executive
Sally Pairman PhD
Sally has an over 35-year career spanning all aspects of midwifery – practice, education, regulation, professionalism, and politics. Her previous roles included: President of the New Zealand College of Midwives, inaugural Chair of the Midwifery Council of New Zealand, and Head of Midwifery, Professor of Midwifery, and Director of Learning and Teaching at Otago Polytechnic.
Sally holds various academic qualifications including a Doctorate in Midwifery and has authored numerous papers and books including co-editing an Australasian Midwifery Textbook (now in its 4th edition). Sally is passionate about midwives and midwifery and believes strong midwives’ associations can incite changes in their countries to ensure strong midwifery professions and midwife-led continuity of care services for women and their families.
In 2008 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to midwifery and women’s health.