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Maggie O’Brien (nee Elliott)

Maggie O’Brien (nee Elliott)

Maggie O’Brien has been a member of the RCM since 1979. She worked as a regional officer for 2 years from 1995 to 1997.  Maggie served as a member of RCM Council from 1997 to 2008 and was President from 2004 to 2008. Maggie has always shown commitment and passion for both the profession of midwifery and the RCM.  Both as a Council member and as President she has given unfailingly of her time and knowledge.  She has been a great resource for members of Council and has always maintained a professional manner and good humour with respect for all.  

Maggie was an RCM steward from 1980 – 1995 giving time, commitment and expertise to clinical grading panels, as well as other support activities. Maggie has been a midwifery manager in high profile positions since leaving the RCM in 1997. In these roles Maggie has shown herself to be a dynamic and innovative leader supporting a change of culture from consultant led services to a model of midwifery care that is empowering for midwives and women. However it is her commitment to the RCM that shows Maggie to be deserving of the honour of Honorary Fellow.  She has sat on many committees and presented at conferences particularly promoting partnership working with other colleges, such as the RCOG where she was a member of the working groups that produced Towards Safer Childbirth.  Maggie has achieved all of this whist managing a day job as Director of Midwifery and General Manager at a large and complex NHS Trust. Maggie has always been supportive and encouraging towards newer members of Council.  

Maggie has shown sustained commitment and passion for the RCM and our profession over many years.