National Leadership Team
Calvary’s National Leadership Team is led by the National Chief Executive Officer Martin Bowles .
The National Leadership Team represents Strategy and Service Development; two service streams: Hospitals and Aged and Community Care Services (ACCS); as well as support services including Mission, Finance, Human Resources, Clinical Services and Legal, Governance and Risk.
Each Executive is responsible for delivering on Calvary’s Strategic Intent.
Martin Bowles AO PSM
National Chief Executive Officer, Calvary Health Care, Australia
Martin is responsible for more than 12,000 staff and volunteers, 15 Public and Private Hospitals, 17 Retirement and Aged Care Facilities and a national network of Community Care Centres.
Martin joined Calvary in November 2017 following an exemplary 40 year public service career spanning a diverse portfolio of industry sectors in the Commonwealth, Queensland and New South Wales Governments.
In the Australian Government, Martin was Deputy Secretary in the Departments of Defence and then Climate Change, and then Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Martin’s last appointment was as Secretary of Health from October 2014 to September 2017.
Martin’s exemplary public service careered was acknowledged in 2012 with the award of the Public Service Medal (PSM) for delivering highly successful energy efficiency policies and remediation programs for the Home Insulation and Green Loans programs. In June 2019, Martin was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to public administration at the senior level, and to policy development and program implementation.
Martin is currently also the Chair of Australia’s Health 2040 Taskforce, an initiative of Global Access Partners; a board member of the Australia Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; a board member of the NSW Public Policy Institute, a newly formed independent organisation, working with the NSW Government to improve social, environmental and cultural outcomes for the community of NSW; and a member of Male Champions of Change (MCC), a group that offers a powerful platform to demonstrate commitment to gender equality and accelerate progress on diversity priorities.
Martin is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.
Dr Anthony Hobbs
Acting Chief Medical Advisor
Dr Tony Hobbs is Calvary’s Acting Chief Medical Officer and Senior Medical Advisor – Strategy and Service Development reporting toNational CEO Martin Bowles, effective 5 December 2018.
Dr Hobbs is the former Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Commonwealth Department of Health and prior to that, was the Principal Medical Adviser at the Therapeutic Goods Administration from February 2013 – May 2015.
He was a General Practitioner in rural NSW for nearly twenty years and former Chair of the Australian General Practice Network. Dr Hobbs has had extensive experience on boards, committees and advisory councils including the National Health and Medical Research Council, university and cancer, diabetes and kidney health advisory groups; and has been involved with the National Prescribing Service on its diagnostic evaluation advisory group.
Dr Hobbs has a First Class Honours Medical degree from the University of Sydney and postgraduate qualifications in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Child Health and Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from Australia and the United Kingdom. Dr Hobbs is also a graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.
National Director, People and Corporate Services
Damien joined Calvary in February 2019 and is responsible for leading Calvary’s people and service engagement strategies and operational improvement programs; to help steer Calvary into an expanding and dynamic healthcare environment.
Damien is an accomplished people leader bringing more than 15 years of extensive experience in healthcare executive positions in international and ASX-listed organisations as well as the public sector.
For the past five years, Damien held the position of Chief Operating Officer with International SOS, where he lead a large subsidiary of multi-site and regional operations as well as corporate support services. He has also held senior management positions with Sonic Health Plus, Medibank, NSW RailCorp and NSW Corrective Services. With a solid background as an allied health professional, Damien also holds post-graduate qualifications including a Master of Science specialising in Exercise & Sport Science along with an MBA.
Deputy National CEO and Director of Strategy and Service Development
Matt is responsible for providing strategic leadership and overseeing the integrated service development for Calvary’s hospitals and Aged and Community Care Services.
Matt commenced with Calvary in August 2016 bringing with him 26 years of experience across public and private health care administration. Matt has held various executive leadership positions at General Practice NSW Ltd and more recently as Chief Executive of Central Coast Local Health District. Matt has led several key initiatives including developing a patient-centric care model within the Central Coast region and leading the $568m redevelopment of both Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.
Acting National Chief Finance Officer
Wendy joined Calvary in September 2018 and is responsible for the leadership of Calvary’s financial services.
Wendy has over 20 years’ Senor Executive experience across a broad range of financial, corporate services and clinical support functions.
Wendy was most recently the Acting Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Secretary Financial Services and Asset Management with NSW Ministry of Health. Wendy led the Health Cluster’s budget process, financial performance and implementation of the NSW Government’s financial management transformation initiative, and also the development of the Ministry’s ICT Strategy and Roadmap. Wendy was also instrumental in the development and implementation of the current framework for governing financial and non-financial performance of public hospitals across the NSW Health system.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.
National Director, Transition
Bryan became the National Director, Transition, in September 2019 to oversee Calvary’s transition to more integrated hospital, aged and community care services. Bryan joined Calvary in 2015 as the Operations Manager of Calvary Retirement Communities and was appointed the National Director Aged and Community Care Services prior to his current role. Bryan’s experience includes CEO for Connectability Australia, and Chief Operations Officer and Acting CEO for Hunter Medicare Local. He has also held senior roles with Uniting Care Ageing and the Hunter Area Health Service.
National Director, Mission
Mark has a strong passion for social justice. Prior to joining Calvary in October 2015, he was the Head of Mission and People at Caritas. Mark’s skills are in leadership, strategic planning, organisational management and development. He has degrees in Economics, Law and Theology as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. He is a member of the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee.
National Director, Clinical Governance
Kris has a broad range of experience in management and health executive roles. She has held management roles in the health sector over the past two decades. Kris joined Calvary in 2010 and was most recently the National Manager Clinical Services and prior to that, CEO Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital. In her current role Kris is responsible for clinical governance across Calvary’s aged, community, acute public and private hospitals in six Australian States and Territories. Kris holds a Bachelor in Health Science (Nursing) and Masters in Business Administration.
National Director, Legal Governance and Risk
Philip commenced with Calvary March 2012. Philip has been in legal practice for 25 years, and has worked in several senior in-house legal roles including Regional General Counsel for Thorn Asia Pacific, General Counsel for Stamford Hotels and Resorts, Senior Counsel for McDonald’s Australia, Division Counsel for McDonald’s Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Vice President – General Counsel for McDonald’s Pacific and Africa Division and Senior Counsel for APMEA. Philip brings a wealth of legal and management experience and has held several directorships and appointments as Company Secretary.