Dr Frances Hughes is Chief Executive of the International Council of Nurses, a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations.
Previously, Dr Hughes held the post of Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer of Queensland, Australia. Prior to this, she was Chief Advisor (Nursing) to New Zealand’s Ministry of Health and consultant to the World Health Organization.
Dr Hughes has worked in Australia, South Pacific, UK, Canada and Asia. She has also held the position of Commandant-Colonel of the Royal New Zealand Army Nursing Corps and was the first Professor of Nursing at the University of Auckland.
Dr Hughes has a strong background as a health clinician, manager and educator. She is the recipient of several honours, including a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy from the Commonwealth Fund in New York. In 2005 she was made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to mental health.
Dr James Campbell is Director of the Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organization (WHO) and Executive Director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA).
The mission of the Health Workforce Department is to provide all people with equitable access to adequately trained health workers, while GHWA is a partnership of national governments, civil society, international agencies, finance institutions, researchers, educators and professional associations dedicated to address the global shortage of health workers.
Prior to joining WHO and GHWA, Dr Campbell was Director of the Instituto de Cooperación Social Integrare (ICS Integrare), a not-for-profit research institute in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr Campbell has worked as a specialist advisor on Human Resources for Health for global governments, United Nations agencies and philanthropic foundations, including the UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Maureen Bisognano is President Emerita and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She previously served as IHI’s President and CEO from 2010 to 2015.
A registered nurse, Ms. Bisognano advises health care leaders around the world and is a passionate advocate for quality improvement and change.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. UN Women was established in 2010 to accelerate UN goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Dr Susan Hamer is Organisational and Workforce Development Director and lead nurse for the NIHR Clinical Research Network, the research delivery arm of the NHS. Dr Hamer is responsible for the patient and public engagement with the network.