ex Chief Operating Officer
Mark Fraser was ASPI’s Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary between December 2022 and July 2023.
Mark is focussed on delivering the highest standards of corporate governance and administration and oversees ASPI’s day-to-day operations and procedures in finance, administration, IT and HR. He also serves as the Company Secretary.
Mark has extensive senior leadership experience in the public sector including serving as Official Secretary to the Governor-General, Head of Commonwealth Protocol in PM&C, various First Assistant Secretary roles in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and a diplomatic career in DFAT including postings as Consul-General in The Hague, and as Vice-Consul in Turkey.
He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his role as part of the consular response to the Bali bombings in 2002. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2019 for distinguished service to the Crown and to international relations, and a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019.
Mark is also founder and CEO of charity Make A Mark Australia, empowering children in need through improved access to education.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations, public relations and journalism from Bond University, a Masters Degree in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University and a Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney. He has also attended the Harvard University Senior Leaders in Government program.