Tour leader, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward, is CEO of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and is an extraordinary leader who holds honorary academic appointments with five leading 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.
In 2020, Kylie was named one of the Top 100 Health Voices for LinkedIn worldwide and was recognised as a National Influencer by AuSAE, the leading body for association executives.
In 2022, Kylie was named the ACT Winner of the Excellence in Women’s Leadership Awards by Women and Leadership Australia and was a national finalist for two of CEO Magazine’s prestigious awards, CEO of the Year and Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year.
Before joining ACN, Kylie ran a successful consultancy specialising in transformation, executive coaching, leadership and change management. She is renowned for her business acumen, entrepreneurship, and visionary style leadership.
Kylie is a regular keynote speaker, author, media personality and mother of two men.