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 OA PSM
National Chief Executive Officer
Martin 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.
Martin joined Calvary in November 2017 following a 40 year public service career in the Commonwealth, Queensland and New South Wales Governments. His exemplary public service was acknowledged in 2012 with the award of the Public Service Medal (PSM).
In June 2019, Martin was awarded the Order of Australia (OA) 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; board member of the Australia Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; and participant at Commonwealth Fund in Washington DC.
Martin is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.
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.
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, Hospitals
Brenda is responsible for the Calvary’s 15 private and public hospitals. Since joining Calvary in 2010, 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. Prior to his appointement in September 2016 Bryan was previously Director Retirement Communities from after demonstrating strong leadership skills in his role as Operations Manager. Prior to joining Calvary in March 2015, 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 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.