NMBI Interim CEO


The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) has appointed Carolyn Donohoe, Director of Education, Policy and Standards, as NMBI Interim CEO. 
Carolyn joined the organisation in 2021. NIMBI said that as a registered nurse, Carolyn had brought a wealth of experience in clinical practice, education and continuous professional development, and leadership in regulation to NMBI. As part of NMBI’s senior management team, she worked closely with NMBI’s outgoing CEO, Sheila McClelland.
“Carolyn has led a very positive change in the organisation’s approach to regulatory site inspections, updated a significant number of important resources and provided clarity on safe effective practice – to the benefit of both the public and the professions.”  
Dr Karn Cliffe will continue as Director of Professional Standards – Midwifery and becomes Head of Education on an interim basis. Prior to joining NMBI, Karn was responsible for both Nursing and Midwifery portfolios and brings extensive experience and knowledge to this role and the Education, Policy and Standards Department.

Announcing the appointment, NMBI President Dr Louise Kavanagh McBride said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to wish Carolyn the very best as our Interim CEO and look forward to working closely with her in the coming months.”