James Lloyd is a Registered Nurse with 25 years’ experience. The majority of James’ career has been spent working at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) in Tasmania. After graduating in 1993, James spent seven years as a Neuroscience Nurse, before training to become an Intensive Care Nurse. After eight years in intensive care fulfilling a variety of roles, James embarked on a new career direction as an After Hours Nurse Unit Manager (AHNM) at the RHH.
In 2011, James was elected to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery (ANMF) Tasmanian Branch Council. Since then, he has been a member of Branch Executive, elected Vice President and is currently President. Throughout his time in these positions, James has been actively involved in public enterprise bargaining, media, as well as more broadly representing the ANMF at the RHH. James was elected ANMF Federal Vice President in June 2018.
One of James’ passions is giving a voice to the voiceless. “Many people in life are unwilling to stand up and be heard … scared that someone might knock them down. In my roles as Branch President and an AHNM, I focus on encouraging people to stand tall and not fear expressing what is important to them. Having a voice and being heard is both powerful and satisfying”. Advocacy is James’ passion.