Cheyne is a Registered Nurse who completed her nursing qualifications in the mid 1980’s in New Zealand.
BHSc MIT, PGDip Massey, RN
Cheyne has a clinical background in respiratory, oncology, palliative care and otorhinolaryngology nursing.
Cheyne was a Nurse Leader at Greenlane Clinical Centre (Cardiac HBO), responsible for the professional leadership of nursing within Greenlane Clinical Centre/Maungakiekie Campus.
In early 2000 she was involved in leading the amalgamation of four large hospitals onto one site, in Auckland New Zealand – this involved significant change and leadership.
She was part of the development of National Respiratory Nursing Standards, and has had involvement in the development of post-graduate education for nurses including clinical and leadership pathways. This included the mentorship of leadership students at University of Auckland.
She was also a member of Nurse Executives of New Zealand and College of Nurses Aotearoa.
Director of Nursing and Midwifery CCDHB 2005 – 2009
Cheyne is the Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Support Services at Monash Health. The organisation is the largest health service in Victoria, Australia and employs over 6,000 Nurses and Midwives in more than 40 locations across South-East Melbourne ranging from tertiary hospital services at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton to small community health centres.
At Monash Health she has led the development of the Monash Health Nursing and Midwifery Strategy (2010-2013).