Hon Mark Birrell AM


Mark Birrell AM was elected as President in November 2023 and has served on the ACCI Board since 2021. He is a full-time non-executive director, with extensive experience in the law and finance, and is currently a non-executive director of Transurban Limited and management board member of the Geneva-based International Organisation of Employers.

Mark has served in leadership roles across public and private boards, recently retiring as the independent Chairman of PostSuper. Earlier roles include being Chairman of the Port of Melbourne Corporation, Chair of Infrastructure Australia, Chairman of Regis Healthcare, and National Leader of the Infrastructure Group at Minter Ellison Lawyers. He was President of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2013-2016).

Having a strong public policy background, Mark served as a Cabinet Minister and Government Leader in the Victorian Upper House (1992-1999).

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Companion of Engineers Australia and a Patron of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. He holds degrees in Economics and Law. In 2021 Mark was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List “for significant service to the infrastructure sector, and to business”.

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