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Callan Battley

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Mater Health Group

About Callan

Callan is Chief Nursing Officer for the Mater Health Group which offers compassionate service to the sick and needy, promotes an holistic approach to healthcare in response to changing community needs and fosters high standards in health-related education and research. In 2017-18 Mater Health cared for nearly 500, 000 patients and employed more than 5,000 staff and had a working budget of over $850 million.

Callan as more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare, in a range of clinical and administrative specialties. He has experience managing and leading a range of teams specialising in managing organisational change, team engagement and leading innovation and quality. Callan has successfully applied these skills to a range of settings from clinical education and research, to operational clinical management, nursing strategy and innovations in models of care.

He has a proven history of rebuilding small and large team culture and effectiveness, including implementing several innovations that have become an industry benchmark. Callan has qualifications in healthcare, leadership, management and is currently undertaking additional management qualifications at Griffith Business School.


PANEL DISCUSSION #2, Tuesday 3 September

The relationship between the leader and their coach. What is in the space between the leader and their coach that enables such dialogues that lead to insights and potential change?

When a leader is choosing a coach to work with the choice is predominantly based on chemistry. This non scientific but very human approach yields a range of outcomes. Some positive and some very neutral. But some relationships seems to get extraordinary results. Why is that? What are the dynamics that enable great outcomes? How it works and when does it not? What do the leader and their coach need to bring to the relationship to both get great outcomes?

In this moderated panel Dr Gordon Spence will interview leaders and their coaches to understand the relationship and the white space between them that enables the coaching relationship to work.