Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright

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 Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, as well as a Master in Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Chemistry from the University of Adelaide. Mark is presently Chair of TAFE NSW Higher Education Governing Council, Intersect Australia, Smart Services CRC and Cancer Institute NSW Grants Program. 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.