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Who we are

We have a dedicated team of staff who work together to provide ANMAC’s accreditation, skilled migration and operational services. ANMAC’s staff are committed to values of excellence, inclusion, accountability, integrity and lifelong learning. 

Our Executive Team

Adjunct Professor John Kelly AM

Adjunct Professor John Kelly AM – Chief Executive Officer

Adjunct Professor John G Kelly is the National CEO of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council.

He was previously CEO at the Heart Foundation from August 2016, which signified a return to the heart health field after starting his career as a cardiac nurse.

Before that he spent four years as CEO of Aged & Community Services Australia and spent nine years on The Smith Family Board including five years as Chairman. He also has legal experience as a partner in national law firms, as well as academic appointments with the Sydney Nursing School at Sydney University and the Faculty of Health at University of Technology, Sydney.

In 2009 he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) as well as receiving the Alumni Award for Excellence from UTS.

In 2010 John was appointed by the Federal Government as Commonwealth Aged Care Commissioner.


Marina Bolton – Director Corporate Services
BA. (Hons) Masters - Human Resource Management 

Marina has over 30 years experience in Human Resources, Corporate Services and People and Culture Executive roles, providing leadership, business support, strategic and operational direction on HR, Financial and Information Technology functions throughout her career. She has provided and implemented numerous innovative HR and IT projects, practices, and systems to ensure that the strategic and operational business imperatives support the business outcomes of organisations.

Marina has worked in public, private and not-for-profit organisations. She has managed multi-disciplinary teams in diverse and challenging sectors at a national and international level.

Marina has a Masters degree in Human Resource Management (HRM).

Marina was appointed to the role of Corporate Services Director in March 2022.


Dr Margaret Gatling – Director Accreditation Services
RN, RM BA(Hons) MNursStud PhD

Marg joined ANMAC at its inception in 2010 after working in regulation and accreditation both in the Department of Health and Ageing and the Queensland Nursing Council for several years. Marg was an Associate Director before being appointed as Director Accreditation Services in December 2016. Marg’s research interests include examining cultural representations of society through the lens of critical discourse analysis. Her PhD thesis explores the genesis of ageism and how it effects societal attitudes to ageing and care of the elderly.

Kath Baird - Director of Assessment Services
RN, BScN, DipMngt, MBA (Exec), MACN

Kath joined ANMAC in 2014 and has worked as both a Senior Assessor and Manager of Skilled Migration Services. She was appointed to the role of Director of Assessment Services in 2022. Kath has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and brings clinical, management and education experience to this role. Kath’s experience enables her to provide strong leadership and advocacy in the assessment of internationally qualified nurses and midwives for the purposes of skilled migration. She is committed to the design and implementation of quality systems and processes to maximise efficiency but also to ensure the nursing and midwifery workforce in Australia is as good as it can be.

Review date: 
Friday, 17 February 2023

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