Jacqui Cross is the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for NSW Health, providing professional leadership and direction on a diverse range of nursing and midwifery issues across the health system.
Jacqui brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked within the public health system at hospital and Local Health District levels, as well as within the NSW Ministry of Health.
Throughout her career Jacqui has and is a passionate advocate for nursing and midwifery leadership and professional practice. Jacqui’s wide-ranging experience in facilitating and leading clinical leadership programs included Project Manager for the Essentials of Care Program at a State level.
Jacqui has experience in senior nursing management positions as the Director of Nursing at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and as a member of the senior executive team as Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the South Western Sydney Local Health District.
Jacqui is a highly experienced clinical leader, is committed to person centred care, and the on-going development of effective workplace cultures to support that care.