Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Mark Cully is Chief Economist for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
Mark has a first-class Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide. From 1992-95 he was a British Council Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Warwick obtaining a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations, while working at the Warwick Business School.
He has had a varied career in applied economic research at the intersection of government and academia.
In 1995 he was appointed head of research on employment relations for the UK Government, where he ran what was the world’s largest survey of working life. He returned to Australia in 1999 as Deputy Director of the National Institute of Labour Studies, and was then General Manager at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research for six years, running its statistical then research operations. In 2009 he was appointed inaugural Chief Economist at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and in that role chaired the OECD’s Working Party on Migration. He is a member of the CEDA Council on Economic Policy.
Mark will be a keynote speaker at Collaborate | Innovate | 2018 on Tuesday 15 May.