Our Board of Directors

WHA benefits enormously from the wisdom and guidance of our Board of Directors. We acknowledge and thank all of our directors who so generously donate their time and expertise to WHA.

Meet our Board

Our President

Professor Anne Sneddon

Professor Anne Sneddon
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Department of Obstetrics Gold Coast University Hospital, QLD

I have a long history of being involved in WHA since 1998 in various roles, including the Early Pregnancy Loss consensus statement, active in benchmarking at both Canberra and Gold Coast University Hospitals, many presentations at Annual Safety and Quality meetings and since 2012 on the Board. I have served as Vice President since 2014. I have observed the organisation grow from a relatively small benchmarking service to the current much broader scope. It has been an exciting and rewarding experience to be a part of this growth. Recently I have been heavily involved in the new venture of the Reducing Severe Perineal Trauma and believe that this project, and its methodology, will be an exciting new area for WHA. WHA has evolved to be in a unique position to influence maternity care and women’s health in Australia. In the UK the RCOG has a broad range of advocacy, teaching, learning, resourcing and involvement with multidisciplinary groups in formulating their remit. In Australia, there would appear to be a void for a professional body that truly advocates for the women and the services that provide the care. I believe that WHA is well placed to fill this void. Increasingly, health organisations are looking for leadership and support, in-patient centred, and patient- focused outcomes and WHA is ideally placed to do this. Women are increasingly looking for leadership and support in areas that affect their health. 

Vice President

Ms Kate Reynolds

Coordinator of Midwifery

WA Country Health Service, WA

Board Members

Ms Susan Gannon
Chief Executive
Royal Hobart Hospital, TAS
Ms Sue McBeath
Directory of Nursing and Midwifery Women’s Adolescent & Children’s Services
Royal Hobart Hospital, TAS

Dr Adrienne Gordon

Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Women’s and Newborn’s Health Service, WA

Prof Jonathan Morris

A/Executive Director, Division of Women, Youth and Children

Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, ACT

Ms Nicole Fendt 

Director Women’s Health and Newborn Services

Mater Mother’s Hospital, QLD