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

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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 BonnerRob Bonner – Director, Operations and Strategy

Rob Bonner is the Director, Operations & Strategy for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch). His role includes leadership of the South Australia Branch’s industrial, education and membership programs.

He led a national research team that established  an Evidence-Based Methodology for Staffing and Skills Mix in Resident Aged Care.

He is a member of the Australian Industry & Skills Committee which provides advice to State and Australian Governments through the COAG Ministerial Council and regulates Training Packages for all industry sectors and a member of the SA Training & Skills Commission which provides advice to the SA Government on workforce, training and skills matters and regulates areas of apprenticeships and traineeships.

He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre, in collaboration between ANMF (SA Branch) and the University of South Australia, and a member of the Board of the Rosemary Bryant AO Foundation.

In the health & community services sector he has a long history of active thought and change leadership in areas such as health workforce, translation of evidence into practice, career structures, workloads and their management, information systems and their support of clinical practice.