Jacque Gerrard is the former Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Director for England now working freelance in a midwife consultancy capacity. She led on the RCM’s professional agenda and the Maternity Transformation Programme at RCM. Jacque has 40 years of nursing and midwifery experience as a clinician, manager and professional leader. Jacque is a patron of Mummy’s Star, a charity supporting pregnancy in cancer, and she is the Patron of the Sheffield charity Forging Families. She is an ambassador for the Mariposa Trust “Saying Goodbye” and a Trustee for the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust. She is also a member of the BJM editorial board.
Jacque is a midwife and the former Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Director for England (2008-2018). She led on the RCM’s professional midwifery agenda. Jacque has found a new interest in physical activity. In May 2019, she qualified as a YMCA level 2 fitness instructor at Leeds Becket university. Jacque was appointed as a Physical Activity Champion in February 2020 by Public Health England.
Jacque is an experienced midwife with over 38 years as a clinician, manager, head of midwifery and a national midwifery leader. She is on the board for the British Journal of Midwifery and is also involved in the following charities:
• Mummy’s Star Patron (Cancer in pregnancy)
• Beyond Bea baby loss charity Patron
• An ambassador for Saying Goodbye baby loss charity.
• Chair of Iolanthe Midwifery Trust which supports students and midwives to deliver local maternity projects.
• Active Pregnancy Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member
Awards and honours
MBE Queens birthday honours 2019 for services to women and midwifery
Doctor of the University of Bradford 2017
British Journal of Midwifery Leadership award 2016