In this candid interview, former Premier Mike Baird reveals his reluctant journey to political power and the secret to remaining calm, centred and caring. From confronting economic and social challenges in politics, to becoming Chief Customer Officer at NAB during a Royal Commission into Banking to now the CEO of HammondCare during a Royal Commission into Aged Care, Mike's core advice to maintaining perpective is this: don't let the role define you.
The secret to resisting power
Mike Baird was appointed CEO of HammondCare in September 2020. Previously Mike was a member of the National Australia Bank executive leadership team from 2017 to 2020 as Chief Customer Officer. Prior to this, Mike was the 44th Premier of New South Wales. Mike entered NSW state politics in 2007. He held several shadow ministries before serving as Treasurer from 2011 to 2014, and then as Premier from 2014 to January 2017, when he retired from politics.
Mike is passionate about family, sport and looking after community’s most vulnerable. He is Chairman of the Australian Business Growth Fund and sits on the Boards of Surfing NSW and Cricket Australia. He is also an ambassador for Bear Cottage and Southern Youth Family Services.