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RCM chief executive announces retirement

13 January, 2017

RCM chief executive announces retirement

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Cathy Warwick the Chief Executive (CEO) of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) will step down from the role to retire at the end of August 2017.

Cathy will be 65 in August and has been the RCM’s CEO for over eight years having taken up the post in 2008.

Over the course of her tenure the RCM has seen its membership grow to its highest ever levels. She has been instrumental in directing internal modernisation at the RCM and enhanced services for members.

She has been central to positioning the RCM as an influential and collaborative organisation. The most recent example of this being her contribution to the Government’s recently published Better Births Maternity Transformation Programme in England.

She has consistently championed real choice for women about how and where they give birth, and the need for high quality and safe services for women, babies and their families.

The RCM will now begin the search for a new CEO. Cathy will be working with the Board and the staff team at the RCM to support a smooth transition for the next RCM CEO.

Commenting, Cathy Warwick, said: “I have absolutely loved my time at the RCM. It has been a privilege to work with all of our wonderful members and to do everything we can together to ensure women and their babies get the best possible care. The RCM is a great organisation and I will be very sad when I leave. I feel very sure that the next CEO will take the RCM on to even better things.”

A brief biography of Cathy Warwick can be viewed at https://www.rcm.org.uk/about/who-we-are/cathy-warwick

To contact the RCM Press Office call 020 7312 3456 or email pressofficer@rcm.org.uk.


Notes to editors

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.

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