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.

Dr Andrew Hallahan Executive Director Medical Services

Dr Andrew Hallahan is the Executive Director Medical Services (EDMS) for Children’s Health Queensland and the Paediatric Lead for the Clinical Excellence Division Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service. He has worked in children’s healthcare for more than 20 years with a focus on systems improvement. As former Medical Lead Patient Safety for Children’s Health Queensland he co-developed the Queensland Children’s Hospital Patient Safety Operating System, an interdisciplinary approach to 24/7 safe care. Andrew established the Queensland Children’s Critical Incident Panel, as a statewide resource to support expert review of children’s patient safety events. As the EDMS for Children’s Health Queensland he aims to drive continuous improvement of health systems. His work in the Clinical Excellence Division focuses on improving the reliability of care, communication, disclosure and developing learning systems and cultures that deliver high quality child and family-centred care.

Callan Battley Executive Director Nursing Services

Callan Battley began in the role as Executive Director, Nursing Services (EDNS) at Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) in late 2019. Callan moved to CHQ after his most recent role as Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at Mater Health Services and has 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.