Sarah Stewart has been a midwife for many years, and currently is the Midwifery Adviser and manager of the Australian College of Midwives’ Policy and Professional Practice Unit. Sarah’s professional role has many varied elements from developing policy statements, representing the ACM on national government and regulatory groups, to responding to individual ACM members’ queries and concerns. Her volunteer roles include being company secretary of the Climate and Health Alliance. Sarah has recently completed a MBA and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her research current interests include how open access resources and methodologies can improve governance and management processes within health and healthcare organisations.

Ten years ago Sarah brought together a diverse group from around the world to develop the Virtual International Day of the Midwife online conference to celebrate International Day of the Midwife.