Our executive

Frank Tracey Health Service Chief Executive

Frank has more than 30 years’ experience working in health systems. This experience includes most recently holding the position of General Manager Operations and Acting Director, Clinical Support Services at the Auckland District Health Board. Frank has a background in nursing and holds advanced qualifications in both health and management. His extensive experience in health commissioning and provision in clinical and community settings is complemented by strong managerial and leadership skills, and an applied interest in translational health research. While working in both government and non-government roles Frank has focused on delivering sustainable health strategies that serve the best interests of patients, health professionals, the broader health system and the community.

Alan Fletcher Chief Finance Officer

Alan has more than 25 years’ financial leadership and management experience within the public health sector. He is a member of CPA Australia and has extensive knowledge and experience in key strategic financial and procurement functions, such as financial management and governance, including the implementation and re-engineering of business processes and financial systems; operational performance management and reporting; procurement, contracts management and logistics; and clinical costing and business analysis.

Associate Professor Steven McTaggart Executive Director Medical Services

Steven was appointed Executive Director of Medical Services for Children’s Health Queensland in May 2021, having previously acted in the role from June 2020, and before that as the Divisional Director of Medicine since 2014. Steven has worked in Brisbane as a paediatric nephrologist for 20 years and is passionate about person-centred care, patient safety and quality, clinical excellence and supporting the workforce to deliver continuous improvement. Steve’s leadership has been pivotal in the development of Children’s Health Queensland’s Clinical Excellence Framework through a collaborative, co-design process with staff and consumers.

Callan Battley Executive Director Nursing Services

Callan Battley began in the role as Executive Director, Nursing Services at Children’s Health Queensland in late 2019. Prior to this, he was the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at Mater Health Services and previously worked in a range of health services, including Uniting Care Queensland. Callan is a highly respected executive nurse leader and his professional achievements reflect a depth of strategic leadership as well as operational expertise. He has a strong track record of leading transformation to deliver sustainable and contemporary models of care. Callan has a professional interest in patient experience, nursing education and research and is actively involved in children’s health and wellbeing in rural and remote Queensland through volunteer work he is involved in.

Tania Hobson Executive Director Allied Health

Tania is a hospital executive and health care practitioner, with a strong clinical background and extensive experience as a strategic and operational manager and professional leader. Tania has a passion for health management, transformative organisational change, consumer and community engagement, and best practice models of care. She has qualifications in Speech Pathology and business and is currently enrolled in her PhD. Tania is also the lead executive for consumer engagement at Children’s Health Queensland.

Dominic Tait Executive Director Clinical Services, Queensland Children’s Hospital

Dominic is a highly experienced healthcare manager and Allied Health professional who is passionate about designing and leading patient, and family-centred healthcare services. Dominic has held the position of Executive Director for Queensland Children’s Hospital since January 2017 and prior to this, was the hospital’s Divisional Director of Clinical Support for three years. He also served in Operation Manager roles across multiple divisions such as Critical Care, Surgery and Clinical Support at the former Royal Children’s Hospital between 2012 and 2014. Dominic holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Master of Business Administration and has worked in clinical paediatric roles both in Australian and the United Kingdom since 2001.

Lisa Benneworth Executive Director Legal, Governance and Risk

Lisa has held a range of leadership roles in the public and private sector both nationally and internationally, with more than 16 years’ experience as a legal professional. She is highly regarded for her strategic approach and extensive knowledge of the challenges and risks relating to healthcare systems and was appointed Executive Director Legal, Governance and Risk in May 2018.  Lisa’s portfolio responsibilities include leadership for the quality management system, integrated governance, legal services, risk management and regulatory compliance for Children’s Health Queensland.

Angela Young Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement

Angela is a Kullalli/Koa woman and brings a wealth of experience to the role of Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement. Prior to her current appointment, Angela was the General Manager, Policy and Research for the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council where she was a strong advocate for the health advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Angela also has a passion for justice and holds a Bachelor of Laws. She commenced her career as a Government Lawyer and has held senior roles in the areas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing, employment and education. Angela is committed to creating a more innovative, culturally safe and engaging healthcare pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.

Angela is responsible for forging and strengthening our relationship with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities we serve. She will also play a central role in helping us realise the service directions and strategies outlined in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing Services Plan 2018-2023.