Mr Mark Fraser AO CVO

Chief Executive Officer

Mark FraserMark is Chief Executive Officer of the National Australia Day Council.

He has extensive senior leadership experience in the public sector including serving as Official  Secretary to the Governor-General, Head of Commonwealth Protocol in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, various First Assistant Secretary roles in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and a diplomatic career in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade including postings as Consul-General in The Hague, and as Vice-Consul in Turkey.

Mark was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2019 for distinguished service to the Crown and to international relations. He was also appointed 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.