Kia ora koutou,
I am Bex Tidball, a community based midwife in North Canterbury with a rural and remote rural caseload. I am married to Giles and Mum to Bailey, Taylor, Austin and Starla. It is the love and support from my family that sustains me to work hard for the families I support during their childbirth experience.
I am passionate about midwifery and have been active in the college for nearly 10 years. I have filled a number of roles within the region and have now been elected as the Canterbury West Coast Regional Chairperson. Our region is a proud and passionate bunch who have shown great leadership within the profession since it’s beginnings! It has not always been easy with political landscapes, natural disasters and more recent challenges such as Covid-19 however, we are resilient and adaptable ensuring we meet the needs of our communities, and support each other in our work.
It is a great honour and responsibility to be part of the leadership team within the profession and I must thank all the incredible people who have supported me in my work.
As your regional chair my role is to represent our region at the NZCOM National Board; to put forward the views and ideas of our members and to communicate messages back from the regions from across Aotearoa. Governance in this role also includes practice guidance, strategic and financial planning and interacting within political forums.
We have members representing midwifery at many multidisciplinary forums and have a number of sub committees that exist to support our members, providing education opportunities, wellness support, research review and updates, as well as our monthly regional meetings. We are committed to focussing on improving equity and biculturalism, upholding and promoting the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
We welcome all our members to attend our meetings and activities with the option of Zoom where possible.
We are always keen to support members who wish to take on roles within the region. Feel free to send me an email, or come have a chat.
To view the latest AGM report for my role click on the link below:
Chair report 2019