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 PSM
National Chief Executive Officer
Martin has a wealth of experience gained during his almost 40 years as a senior public servant. Prior to joining Calvary, Martin worked in both the Queensland and New South Wales Governments before moving to the Commonwealth. For the last 11 years he was Deputy Secretary in the Departments of Defence and then Climate Change, and then the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, followed by his appointment as Secretary of Health for the past three years. Martin was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in 2012 and has played an integral role in changes across the health sector including the significant recent reforms to government funding for public hospitals in Australia, to generate greater efficiency, safety and quality in our hospital system.
Professor Chris Baggoley AO
Chief Medical Advisor
Chris is part of the Calvary Executive Leadership Committee reporting to National CEO Martin Bowles. His priorities are a review of Calvary’s clinical engagement strategy and the formation of a Clinical Council to engage medical and clinical stakeholders to help Calvary navigate through the changes occurring in healthcare.
Chris Baggoley is a former Australian Government Chief Medical Officer.
Chris has been the Chief Executive for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Chief Medical Officer for the South Australian Department of Health and Director of Emergency Departments at Flinders Medical Centre, Ashford Community Hospital and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He was President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges.
National Director Corporate Services
Kieran commenced his appointment in March 2018 and leads Calvary’s Legal, Governance and Risk, People & Organisational Development, Capital Development & Property, Procurement, ICT Operations and the Program Management Office services.
Kieran Gleeson has successfully managed complex organisations in the NSW and Commonwealth public sectors over a number of years. In each senior management position he has embraced the role of a leader and change manager with extensive experience in the implementation of strategic organisational goals in a practical. results driven manner.
Kieran’s career includes eight years as a Chief Executive Officer in the NSW Health system, two years as the Australian Team Leader of the Fiji Health System and four years as the Chief Operating Officer of the Defence Support Group, in addition to management consultancy roles delivering executive training, mentoring and coaching.
Kieran holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management, is an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants
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.
National Chief Finance Officer
Judith is responsible for the leadership of Calvary’s finance services. Judith has a 23 year career in health care, both in the private and public sectors. Judith was the CFO/CIO for 11 years at Cabrini Health and for the last two years, was also Deputy Chief Executive. Her prior experience includes Director of Finance and Administration at St Andrew’s Hospital in Adelaide, and working in various roles at Faulding Healthcare, Flinders Medical Centre and Ashford Community Hospital. Judith is a Certified Practising Accountant, has a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Judith is committed and passionate about the provision of quality healthcare in Australia. She has a keen interest in Patient Safety and Quality, Clinical Risk Management and Patient Experience and has been a member of the relevant Board Sub-Committees responsible for the governance of these areas throughout her career.
Judith is a Certified Practising Accountant, has a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
National Director, Hospitals
Brenda is responsible for the Calvary’s 15 private and public hospitals. Over the past nine years Brenda has focused on health system performance, clinical service redesign and the development of innovative models of care both in NSW and the ACT. Her previous positions have included Director, Health Advisory at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Executive Director, Health Performance Improvement, Innovation & Redesign for ACT Health and Director of Major Projects, Nepean Hospital. She was the winner of the 2010 Telstra Business Women’s Award in the ACT for Innovation. Brenda holds a Bachelor in Health Science (Nursing) and a Masters in Management.
National Director, Aged and Community Care Services
Bryan was appointed National Director Aged and Community Care Services 3 September. Bryan was previously Director Retirement Communities from 1 July 2015, after demonstrating strong leadership skills in his role as Operations Manager. Prior to joining Calvary, Bryan had a number of roles including CEO for Connectability Australia, and Chief Operations Officer and Acting CEO for Hunter Medicare Local. He has also held senior roles with UnitingCare Ageing and the Hunter Area Health Service.
National Director, Mission
Mark has a strong passion for social justice. Prior to joining Calvary, 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.
Acting 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, most recently as 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 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.