Our Structure

ANMF (SA Branch) commitment to our members is unwavering; so too is our dedication to providing a great working environment and culture for our valued team, which currently numbers over 50 staff.

Adj Assoc Prof Elizabeth Dabars AM – CEO/Secretary


Elizabeth is passionate about promoting and advancing the professional and industrial interests of nurses, midwives and personal care assistants.

CEO/Secretary since March 2008, Elizabeth works tirelessly to achieve the goals of ANMF (SA Branch) and to create a future that our members seek and so justly deserve.

Elizabeth worked as a personal care assistant during her undergraduate years, starting her career as a Registered Nurse in both metropolitan and country health settings upon completion of her degree.

After becoming increasingly concerned with a range of professional and workplace issues, Elizabeth completed further degrees in education and law. She has acted as an ANMF (SA Branch) Worksite Representative, Organiser, Industrial Officer and, since graduating from law, a Solicitor with ANMF (SA Branch) and Duncan Basheer Hannon, providing legal advice to many ANMF (SA Branch) members.

In addition to her qualifications in nursing, education and law, Elizabeth also holds qualifications in leadership and governance. Her academic status is held with Flinders University.

Rob Bonner – Director, Operations and Strategy

Rob has worked for the ANMF (SA Branch) in a variety of roles since 1986.

He currently manages the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre, which delivers courses in nursing and related areas, as well as a diverse professional development program for members.

His role also includes planning the strategic leadership of the SA Branch’s industrial and campaigning programs, which include wages and conditions bargaining, member representations and provision of legal services.

Rob also a represents the Federal ANMF on the National Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council and is currently Chair of the Board. This organisation provides advice to the Australian Government regarding workforce development and training and provides leadership in the development of vocational education and the development of training packages for the health and community services industries.

Before joining the ANMF (SA Branch), Rob worked for the (now) United Voice in the health sector. His original training was in primary teaching.