Tami Photinos

Health executive with more than 30 years’ experience in public health, nursing and leadership.

Tami Photinos has held many executive roles at Metro North Health and is currently appointed as The Prince Charles Hospital Executive Director. She is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland.

Tami commenced her nursing training at the then Royal Brisbane in 1985 and has remained with the hospital for 31 years. She also completed her midwifery studies in 1990-1991 at the Royal Women’s Hospital where she worked at the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit. She has since worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Retrieval Services (Life-flight) and also coordinated the Early Management of Severe Trauma courses for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

Tami believes being a leader is being human and in its simplest and truest form, being a leader is being you. People respond to that, they connect with you and they trust you when you’re being the best version of you. So while we are human and we can lead, you can also learn leadership from the non-humans in the world- our furry friends. In her presentation Tami will discuss how animals can teach human leaders some important lessons.