Mark Paterson AO


Mark has a strong track record of transforming large, complex organisations, building their capabilities and improving their performance.  He brings broad expertise across a wide range of industry sectors as well as with and within state and federal government agencies alongside a deep understanding of the public/private interface and driving effective public policy. Key recent roles include Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive of the Australian Skills Quality Authority, Chief Executive of NSW Department Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services and Chief Executive of the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Mark has also served on the Boards of a number of a diverse range of public and private sector enterprises including Destination NSW, Infrastructure NSW, CSIRO and Austrade.  He was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia in 2007 for his service to business and industry through policy development and economic research.