Our executive

Frank Tracey Health Service Chief Executive

Frank has more than 40 years’ experience working in health systems. 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 Executive Director Corporate Services/Chief Financial Officer

Alan is a highly experienced healthcare leader responsible for Children Health Queensland’s financial strategy, compliance, governance, and key functions including financial and management accounting, revenue services, clinical costing, and business analytics. Alan also leads the digital health services function as well as the facilities and capital infrastructure, disruption and disaster management, procurement, contracts, and supply chain services portfolios for the organisation. He is a member of CPA Australia and has more than 27 years’ financial leadership and management within the public health sector, with extensive knowledge and experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy.

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 is the Executive Director, Nursing Services at Children’s Health Queensland and is the current chair of the EDNMs forum in Queensland. Prior to this, he has held a number of executive leadership roles in large health services. Callan is a highly respected executive nurse leader who is passionate about the healthcare and wellbeing of children and young people with a particular interest in equity. He holds conjoint roles working in partnership with multiple universities to develop a paediatric and young person nursing workforce for the future and is actively involved as an investigator in a number of research projects that look to reduce harm to children and young people. He has a strong track record of leading transformation to deliver improvement and high performance, 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

Dominic is a highly experienced healthcare manager and Allied Health professional who is passionate about designing, as well as 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 3 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. Dominic holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Master of Business Administration and has worked in clinical paediatric roles both in Australia and the United Kingdom since 2001.

Belinda Taylor Executive Director Communications, Culture and Engagement

With a career spanning more than 20 years and across a range of industries, Belinda has delivered strategic communications, media and stakeholder engagement programs across private sector and publicly-listed companies, political offices, government agencies and consultancies. She specialises in developing strategy that creates value-based partnerships and meaningful stakeholder engagement programs.

Adrian Clutterbuck Executive Director Strategy, Planning, Improvement and Innovation

Adrian has over 15 years’ experience leading and delivering strategy and transformation work across health systems internationally. A physiotherapist by training, Adrian has held clinical leadership roles in community services, as well as business development roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company. He has worked for 10 years as a management consultant, delivering operational efficiency and large-scale reconfiguration and transformation work across the UK and Australian health systems. Adrian has a passion for developing people and teams and has been with Children’s Health Queensland since 2017.

Naomi Hebson Executive Director People and Governance

Naomi is an experienced health care leader appointed to the CHQ Executive in 2022. With a clinical background in nursing and advanced qualifications in health management and business, Naomi’s career spans across health policy, strategy and reform agendas, most recently working in health commissioning as the Executive Director Contract and Performance Management within the Queensland Department of Health. Naomi has a keen interest in enabling the delivery of sustainable health care services that deliver person-centred care.

Angela Young Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement

Angela is a Kullalli/Koa woman and brings a wealth of experience to the role of Executive 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.