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The Inner Chief

Mar 7, 2023

“We've seen a societal shift on inclusivity and parenting and there's no magic bullet. Every family is quite different and unique.”

In this episode of The Inner Chief podcast, we speak to Grainne O'Loughlin, CEO of Karitane, on parenting for executives and the first 2000 days of a child's development, and the inspiring legacy she is building.

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Grainne was born in Northern Ireland and has over 30 years’ experience in the public healthcare sector in the UK and Australia.

Before becoming the CEO of Karitane in 2014, she held a variety of senior health executive roles, including Director of Allied Health at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Health Network.

Grainne started her career off as a qualified speech pathologist. She then completed her Masters of Business Administration in 2011 through the University of New England.

She is currently President of the NSW Health Services Association (HSA), and a Director on the Australasian Association of Parenting and Child Health (AAPCH), and the National Ability Roundtable.

In this episode we talk about:

✅  The fundamental societal shift on inclusivity and parenting;

✅  Why early intervention is crucial in the trajectory of a child’s life;

✅  Managing a passionate workforce while still being commercially-minded; and

✅  How being a collegiate CEO will drive better, longer-term outcomes.

Connecting with Grainne O'Loughlin

You can connect with Grainne via LinkedIn.

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