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Mark Cridland

Director-General, Department of Resources

Mark Cridland joined the Department of Resources in May 2022 as the Director-General.

He is a highly experienced senior executive with 30 years of proven leadership and delivery in large and complex government and private sector organisations. Mark’s passion and commitment to public service is driven through his view, based on real world experience at the centre of government, that we can play a fundamental role in creating positive influence and outcomes for all Queenslanders.

Prior to this role, Mark was the Associate Director-General of The Cabinet Office in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, responsible for leading policy, intergovernmental relations, cabinet and parliamentary services, and the reform and delivery teams, and for providing high-level strategic policy advice to the Premier and Cabinet. He has also held senior roles in the private sector at KPMG Australia and in the senior executive service for the Queensland and NSW governments.

He is a member of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Board, a former co-chair and member of the Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee. Mark also chaired the Queensland Government Investment Panel responsible for over $4 billion in incentive and industry development programs.

Last reviewed: 28 March 2023