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Professor Mark Wainwright

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Occupation: Board & Committee

Independent Director and Chair

Mark Wainwright has more than 25 years’ experience as chair and board member of co-operative ventures in the higher education and industry sectors including numerous co-operative research centres. Prior to accepting the position of SSE Chair, Mark was the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of New South Wales(UNSW Sydney).

He holds a DSc by Research from the University of South Australia, a PhD from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, as well as a MAppSci in Chemical Engineering and a BAppSci in Applied Chemistry from the University of Adelaide. He is the chair of Intersect Australia Pty Ltd and the Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Centre. He is also a director of AARNet Pty Ltd. He is a member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University International Advisory Board among a long list of distinguished board memberships, external committees, institutes and societies in Australia and overseas.