Kylie Ward is CEO of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and is an extraordinary leader who holds honorary academic appointments with five leading Australian Universities. Championing the belief that all nurses can be leaders, she advocates on behalf of the nursing profession with a commitment to shaping and enhancing healthcare, nurturing future leaders, and providing accredited higher education.
Kylie was named Telstra's 2017 Businesswoman of the Year for Purpose and Social Enterprise in ACT; she received the 2018 WSU Alumni Award for Professional Excellence; and she was recently featured in CEO Magazine.
Prior to joining ACN, Kylie held multiple management and leadership positions within the healthcare sector, including director of nursing, executive director of nursing, academic researcher, policymaker, and reformer. She also ran her own consultancy, Kylie Ward Enterprises, for seven years, in which she worked as a transformational specialist, management consultant, and coach.