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Mark Morrow
General Manager - Response at Australian Maritime Safety Authority


Mark Morrow was appointed as the General Manager Response for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority in December 2018. Mark comes from a diverse background of emergency management disciplines. This includes serving as a Police officer with the NSW Police Force from 1986 through to 2003 and then commencing a career with the NSW State Emergency Service in 2006, culminating in him reaching the level of Assistant Commissioner, Operational Response across a 10,000 strong volunteer base.
Throughout Mark’s 30 year emergency management career, he has focused on developing corporate leadership capability.
Previously acting in both CEO and Deputy CEO roles, Mark has developed a broad view of both operational and corporate support functions to better inform strategy development and meet increasing community expectations of government services.
Mark holds an Executive Masters in Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Policing. He is a Fellow of the Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mark is also a qualified Level 3 Incident Controller with significant experience in managing large scale flooding events within NSW.

Agenda Sessions

  • Spotlight session: how do SAR services manage the challenges?