She currently holds the posts of divisional manager of women and children’s services and director of midwifery at Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust, London.
The college described her as having a ‘wealth of knowledge on day-to-day midwifery issues and retains a role as a practising clinical midwife’.
She will succeed the former incumbent Dame Karlene Davis in October.
Professor Warwick, who has also previously chaired the NMC’s statutory midwifery committee, said: ‘I consider it a great privilege to take over such a prestigious role, following in the footsteps of Dame Karlene. I look forward to working with and for the midwives of the UK to ensure that women get the very best possible care.’