The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Benton as the new Chief Executive Officer.
David takes over from Judith A Oulton who is stepping down after 12 years at the helm of ICN.
He will take up the post as of October 1, 2008.
"We look forward to working with David in his new role as CEO, as he continues and advances the tremendous work of Judith Oulton, leading nurses and the populations they serve to quality health care for all", stated ICN’s President Hiroko Minami.
"His broad management experience, special expertise in professional regulation and education are key assets for ICN as we continue to strive towards our vision of leading societies to better health."
CEO designate David Benton remarked, "This is an exciting and challenging time for nurses everywhere, as governments, health systems and international agencies address the human resource crisis and global health priorities.
"The nursing role is pivotal. Worldwide nurses are responding with innovative solutions which need to be shared, recognized and replicated.
"I look forward to working with all our partners to generate synergies of innovation and effort that will improve health outcomes for all and strengthen our profession."
Benton has held the post of Consultant in Nursing and Health Policy at ICN since 2005, specialising in regulation, licensing and education.
Prior to coming to ICN he filled senior management roles across a range of organisations over the past twenty years.