Queensland Competition Authority welcomes new CEO

The Board of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Gray as the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority. The appointment concludes a national executive search which was launched after the retirement announcement of Mr John Hall in February 2013.

“Mark Gray is the ideal person to lead the Authority over the next five years. Mark brings 40 years of achievement in the public and private sectors to the QCA”, said acting Chairman Dr David Watson.

“Mark’s work in the public sector includes a distinguished career in Queensland Treasury, culminating in five years as Deputy Under-Treasurer, and most recently as the CEO for the Independent Commission of Audit. With this executive experience, Mark has a deep understanding of public policy issues in Queensland.

“Adding to this impressive public sector experience is many years as a leading investment adviser to business and government on major infrastructure projects. Mark has been Executive Director of BDO (Queensland) and head of office for the Macquarie Group in Queensland.

“Mark’s knowledge of corporate finance is a great asset for the Authority in its role as an economic regulator of infrastructure services.

“His combination of policy and corporate experience is enormously valuable for the QCA as it takes on new
responsibilities supporting the Government’s reform agenda,” Dr Watson said.

“I am delighted to be able to lead the QCA as it assumes an expanded role, including productivity issues important to our economic future,” said Mark.