Dr Jane O’Malley is Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at the Ministry of Health. The Office of the CNO provides strategic advice on the development of health policy and strategy in support of implementation and evaluation of responsive and future focussed health services. The CNO partners with senior leaders in nursing and across the sector to ensure effective contribution of the nursing workforce in supporting the health of New Zealanders and in particular to improve Maori health outcomes.
The Office ensures an effective contribution to nursing and health policy in international forums. Jane is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Council of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers (ANZCCNMO) and the South Pacific Chief Nurses and Midwifery Officers Alliance (SPCNMOA). She is on the advisory board for the WHO Collaborating Centre at UTS which has a focus on nursing and midwifery in the South Pacific.