- Dr Mark Gibbs
- Director, Industry Engagement (Special Projects - Great Barrier Reef)
Division of Business Development,
Corporate Engagement - Operations
- Discipline *
- Environmental Science and Management
- +61 7 3138 2979
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- Professional memberships
Fellow, Institute of Engineers Australia
Chair of the Board, Green Cross Australia
Past President, New Zealand Marine Sciences Society
Mark leads the Knowledge to Innovation team for the Institute for Future Environments and
Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT. Mark is a specialist in coastal management,
coastal climate adaptation and risk assessment and management and has been providing
specialist technical, advisory and Expert Witness services to government and project
proponents globally for 25 years.
Mark has held senior management and executive roles in the private and public sector for
18 years. Public sector roles included executive positions in internationally recognised
science and research institutions, including AECOM, CSIRO and CAWCR- Centre for
Australian Weather and Climate Research- a partnership between CSIRO and the Australian
Bureau of Meteorology.
Originally trained as an engineer, Mark also holds post-graduate qualifications in
mathematics, business management, natural resource management and is a non-executive
director of Green Cross Australia.
Mark also holds a Master Class 5 commercial skippers ticket, and is an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, Offshore and Cruising Instructor. Mark is a part time yachting instructor at Southern Cross Yachting, skipper/researcher for the Earthwatch Institute, and an accomplished ocean yacht racing sailor.