Ms Annie Butler


Ms Annie Butler is the Federal Secretary for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. Ms Butler was formally appointed to the role in June 2018, having served as the Assistant Federal Secretary since 2014, and following years of experience in the clinical, professional and industrial areas of nursing. 

Ms Butler is a registered nurse with more than a decade’s experience working in public hospitals, the community and on health education projects, and a further decade working in research and education. 

She worked for the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association, for a further decade, as a professional officer, organiser and lead organiser, prior to moving to the national position of Assistant Federal Secretary.

Ms Butler believes that we must fight to maintain the professions of nursing and midwifery in Australia and ensure their advancement. She is passionate about improving Australia’s system of health and aged care and the critical role nurses and midwives have to play in the future of our health system. Ms Butler is particularly keen to see nurses drive change for improvements in Australia’s aged care sector. 

Ms Butler has a degree in Health Science, an Honour’s degree in Nursing and is currently completing a Bachelor of Economics.