The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) dedicated 2018 to raising the profile of diversity and difference with great success. As a profession, nursing’s own diversity adds strength, depth and insight into the way we service the broader community and support the individuals we care for. As an ethical and highly trusted profession ACN understands the importance of nurses leading the discussion and debate as well as role modelling acceptable behaviours to continue to pursue a positive experience for every person living in Australia. In June 2019 ACN launched the Diversity and Inclusion Working Party to further pursue positive patient experiences through profession led inclusion and awareness strategies.
The Australian College of Nursing Institute of Leadership was launched in August 2019 and announced a leadership series with high profile leaders. We were delighted to introduce Ms Catherine McGregor AM as the first speaker in this exciting new series to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion. Tickets will be available to all to further showcase nurses as leaders of key social, political and humanitarian issues.
Let's talk leadership featuring Catherine McGregor AM*
* Ms Catherine McGregor AM appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International.
About Catherine McGregor AM
Catherine McGregor was a military officer for nearly four decades. She graduated from the Royal Military Duntroon and served as an Infantry officer on operations overseas. She held a wide range of strategic policy and operational roles including serving on the personal staffs of 4 Chiefs of the Army and 2 Chiefs of the Air Force.
She has also served as a speech writer and adviser to some of Australia’s most senior political leaders including Bob Carr, Kim Beazley, Tony Abbott and Barry O’Farrell.
Catherine is an engaging and powerful speaker on cricket, global strategic affairs and her own poignant story of gender transition. She has written on politics and sport for all Australian major media organisations and is a published author. Catherine as been voted one of Australia’s most influential women by the Australian Women’s Weekly three times.
She was awarded the Order of Australia in the military division for exceptional service to the Australian Army in 2012. She serves on numerous charities for wounded veterans and she is involved in high performance management with senior female cricket teams. She is a current first grade player and cricket coach.
In 2018 her life was the subject of a highly acclaimed play staged by the Sydney Theatre Company.