10 – Dr Shane Kelly – CEO Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane

Shane KellyToday’s podcast is with Dr Shane Kelly, almost 90 days into his new role as the CEO of Mater Health Services.  It was great to get to talk to him at this pivotal time in a new CEO’s tenure in a role, as the first 90 days is often referred to as a critical juncture in a CEO getting a handle on their new responsibilities, team, culture and early goals.  I had never met Shane prior to this recording, however he was generous with his time and gave a great account of his career history, lessons learnt along the way and some other insights I am sure you will enjoy listening to and getting benefit from.


Dr Kelly commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer, Mater Health Services in July 2015. Prior to this appointment, Dr Kelly was Chief Executive of the North Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Early in his career after graduating with a medical degree from the University of Western Australia, Dr Kelly worked as an Intern, RMO and Registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Health and took on health service-based senior management roles including as the Chief Executive of the Women’s and Children’s Health Service and subsequently the South Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Prior to joining the North Metropolitan Health Service, Dr Kelly spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Hospital, Subiaco.

Dr Kelly is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His main professional interests are in relation to health system performance and accountability, and the provision of safe, high quality patient care.

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