The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has announced their new CEO, who will take the place of current CEO Cathy Warwick when she retires in August.
Midwife Gill Walton has been appointed as the new CEO of the RCM, following a successful career in midwifery.
Gill started training as a nurse at University College Hospital, before training as a midwife at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton.
In the past, Gill has held Director of Midwifery positions at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Barking Havering and Redbridge, and John Radcliffe in Oxford.
She is currently Director for Midwifery and Maternity services at Portsmouth Hospitals, and has been involved in various Better Births and maternity transformation projects.
Following her appointment as CEO of the RCM, Gill Walton said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to the role of Chief Executive and General Secretary for the RCM, an organisation I have tremendous respect for.
“I am really looking forward to working with members from all four countries of the UK, to help cement a positive future for midwives, maternity support workers and maternity services at this time of great change.”
Current CEO Cathy Warwick announced her retirement in January 2017, following 8 years of service to the RCM.
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